Depiction of Joseph BonnellA West Point graduate and a member of the Long Gray Line, Lieutenant Bonnell was assigned to the U.S. Army ’s 3rd Infantry Regiment when he successfully quelled an uprising of 1,700 Indian warriors through a peaceful negotiation with Caddo Chief Cortes; his efforts helped enable General Sam Houston to focus the full strength of his army on defeating Mexican troops led by Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna at the famed Battle of San Jacinto, effectively securing the independence of the Republic of Texas. Texas Legislature Resolution HR No. 615, March 17, 2007, honored Lieutenant Joseph Bonnell accordingly.

Learn more about Joseph Bonnell in the following short video: