Capt Ewen Cameron

Capt Ewen Cameron

Birth
Scotland
Death 25 Apr 1843 (aged 31–32)
Huehuetoca, Huehuetoca Municipality, México, Mexico
Burial La Grange, Fayette County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 15316156 · View Source
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A memorial tribute near the tomb reads:

"The Deaths of Dr. Richard Fox Brenham and Ewen Cameron

On February 11, 1843, Captain Ewen Cameron led Texan prisoners from the Dawson and Mier expeditions in an escape from Hacienda Salado, 80 miles south of Saltillo, Coahuila. Dr. Richard Fox Brenham died attempting escape, one of five Texans killed.

Within two weeks of escaping, 176 of the Texans has been recaptured; seven died in the surrounding mountains; only five reached Texas safely. Arriving back at Hacienda Salado on March 25, 1843, seventeen of the recaptured Texans were ordered executed by Santa Anna after drawing black beans from a pot containing 159 white beans and seventeen black beans.

Captain Cameron drew a white bean, but was executed near Mexico City on April 25, 1843, the result of a long-standing personal feud with Mexican commander Antonio Canales, who requested the execution order from Santa Anna.

Neither Brenham nor Cameron is entombed here."


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  • Created by: M. L.
  • Added: 13 Aug 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15316156
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Ewen Cameron (1811–25 Apr 1843), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15316156, citing Monument Hill Cemetery, La Grange, Fayette County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by M. L. (contributor 46601479) .