The Steamboat House
Huntsville, Texas

Courtesy of William Bozic, Houston, TX
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(November 2012) Enlarge Steamboat House
This is the rented home known as "the Steamboat House" in which Sam Houston died and his funeral was held. The photo was taken November 17, 2012 in the late afternoon at the park next to Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.

Texas voters overwhelmingly voted to leave the Union. No stranger to controversy, Sam Houston was removed from office for failure to swear allegiance to the Confederate States of America. Sam Houston had some of his land used as a training ground for CSA troops, and Sam Houston, Jr. served in the 2nd Texas Infantry Regiment and later as an officer in McMahan's Texas Artillery, CSA.

The second floor parlor of the Steamboat House there is a re-creation of the funeral of Sam Houston. On the first floor in the room just below the stairs, there is a representation of how the room might have looked in Sam Houston's final days. Sam Houston was a veteran of the Creek War and suffered greatly in his final days from wounds received during the Battle of Horseshoe Bend, Alabama on March 27, 1814.


(November 2012) Enlarge Steamboat House Plaque
This plaque is attached to the Steamboat House. The text of the plaque explains a lot about the home.

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