Battle of Salado Creek
Battle Grounds

Battle Grounds of Salado Creek taken from 1935 San Antonio Light

Note the Prescott house currently the Black Swan Inn was built after the Civil War. A yearly reenactment of the Battle used to take place each September the 18th or the closest Weekend to the 18th. The event was not held in 2001 or 2002. Check thier link San Antonio Living History Association to see if they plan to have the event at a future day.

The Black Swan Inn is located at 1006 Holbrook Rd on the Salado Creek.

Directions to the Battle field

Heading East on I-35 from San Antonio, take the Eisenhauer exit. Cross back under the Freeway headed North until you reach Holbrook, take a left on Holbrook. The Creek runs parallel to Holbrook. about 1 mile on your left is the Inn. The Battle Ground Historical Marker is to the North of the Inn on the Rd.

Reenactment of the Battle of Salado Creek. A reenactment and living history event commemorating the Battle of Salado Creek between Texan and Mexican forces in September, 1842 was sponsored by the San Antonio Living History Association and Victoria’s Black Swan Inn in 1999. Check thier site to determine if they have any future plans for another event in the futuree

The 1999 Reenactment of the Battle of Salado Creek was presented in an open field adjacent to the Black Swan Inn, the battle re-enactment used authentic flintlock muskets, rifles, and cannons. The men dressed in their respective uniforms or clothing. Historical encampments were open to the public with living history demonstrations. Lectures of historical note preceded the re-enactments of both the Battle of Salado Creek and Dawson Creek Massacre. Parking was free with a small admission charge.

Monument at the Battle grounds

DeWitt Colony |Account of the Battle of Salado
by The Handbook of Texas Online is a joint project of The General Libraries at the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas State Historical Association.

Account of the Battle of Salado from The Journal of James Wilson Nichols 1820-1887

More on The Vasquez and Wall's campains in Texas 1842 | Reenactment of the Battle of Salado 1842 ( 1999)

Momument to the Battle of Salado Creek honoring
Capt. Nicholas Mosby Dawson in front of the courthouse in La Grange.
Virtual Texan - Texas Back Roads | Monument Hill State Historical Park

Texas History Timeline

William Alexander Hesskew | Moses Heskew

Marvin Schubert