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Plácido Benavides

Plácido Benavides is called the "Paul Revere of Texas" for his role in the Texas Revolution, as he was dispatched to Goliad to alert others of the Mexican army's approach. Although he had joined the Texians in opposing Mexican dictator Santa Anna, Benavides was fighting for Texas as part of a federalist Mexico, not for Texas independence.

Image: This historical marker stands in Victoria at the corner of South Main and Juan Linn, formerly the site of Plácido Benavides's fortified home, the Round Top House. Photo by Glenn Austerfield.

Audio: Houston Public Media