Located 22 miles NW of Brownsville on U. S. 281.

Recorded Historic Marker 1993

Located at 417 North Sam Houston Blvd. San Benito, Texas

Grave of Seth Thornton

The Spot Where

American Blood Was Shed

On American Soul

April 25, 1846

Here Captain Philip Thornton And 62 Dragoons Were Attacked By Mexican Troops.

Erected by the State of Texas

1936

Note: This marker contains an error. The correct name of

Captain Thornton was Seth Thornton, not Phillip.

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