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Moulton History

Soon after the Alamo fell, General Sam Houston abandoned Gonzales and burned the town so as to leave nothing of value for the Mexicans.  On March 15,1836, part of his Texas Army camped on the East Fork of the Lavaca River.  Today a State monument on the present site of the American Legion Hall marks the approximate site.  They only stayed there a short time, but just long enough for a small, black slave boy of about 6 years old to meet and speak with General Houston.  That young slave, Mose Chappel, later went on to become one of Moulton's oldest and most unforgettable citizens.