History of Battle Island

Matagorda County TXGenWeb
Battle Island Monument about two miles northest of Matagorda.

   In the winter of 1826, the Flowers and Cavanah families who lived on Liveoak Bayou were massacred by the Karankawas.
Charles Cavanah was one of the first immigrants to the first colony of Stephen F. Austin.  
   He was at work some distance from the house when the Indians made the attack. 
   On his return he found his home in possession of the Karankawas. With him were two or three slaves.  
   All of the men were unarmed, hence, they were compelled to retreat. 

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