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Milam County, Texas - Historical Markers


Ben Milam

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Photograph by Milam County Deputy Sheriff Greg Kouba &
Milam County Deputy Sheriff Reese Lockett - 25 July 2003

Marker TitleBen Milam
AddressMilam County Courthouse lawn
LocationS. Central Ave. & E. Main St.
Year Marker Erected1936
Text on MarkerBenjamin Rush Milam, born in Kentucky 1788. Soldier in the War of 1812. Trader with the Texas Comanche Indians, 1818. Colonel in the Long Expedition in 1820. Empresario from 1826 to 1835. Benjamin Rush Milam participated in the capture of Goliad, October 9, 1835; was killed in San Antonio December 7, 1835 while commanding the Texas forces which later captured the town. Who will follow Old Ben Milam into San Antonio? Erected by the State of Texas 1936 with funds appropriated by the Federal government to commemorate one hundred years of Texas Independence.
SourceTexas Historical Commission's Texas Historic Sites Atlas Database - July 2003


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