April 13: Camp at Groce's. Assumption at present is that Houston camped at Groce's Bernardo Plantation on the east side of the Brazos after completing his crossing of the Brazos on the afternoon of the 13th. He then left for Donoho's the next day. There is an older Historical Marker on the east side of the river titled "The Camp Site of the Texas Army" and is located south of Hempstead, 2 miles southwest of SH 159. This marker improperly states the location of the Camp West of the Brazos, but would be more accurate to designate the Camp East (or Groce's) of the Brazos.
Site Of the Texas Army
Colonel Alexander Horton's fact-based fictional dispatch from this camp gives the flavor of the place and time.
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