Part of an old map of the San Jacinto area from the Texas Revolution

Veteran Bio

Texian Location:  Participant

The Kemp Sketch

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CALDWELL, PINCKNEY -- Came to Texas in 1835, as is stated in Headright Certificate No. 46 for one-third of a league of land January 20, 1838 by the Jackson County Board of Land Commissioners.

Major Caldwell was issued a certificate for ten leagues of land September 8, 1835 by Grant, Durst and Williams but the grant was nullified by the Republic of Texas.

Major Caldwell was Quartermaster on the staff of the Volunteers at San Jacinto but he did not apply for the 640 acres of land due him for having participated in the battle. He received Bounty Certificate No. 1081 for 960 acres, December 18, 1837 for having served in the army from February 15 to November 20, 1836. he was again appointed quartermaster for the army by President Lamar, January 11, 1840.

As Major Caldwell, A Dr. Gray, and a Mr. McNuner were entering the town of Victoria from the east August 6, 1840 they were killed by Indians. Joseph A. Rogers was appointed administrator of Major Caldwell's estate October 6, 1840.

Written by Louis W. Kemp, between 1930 and 1952. Please note that typographical and factual errors have not been corrected from the original sketches. The biographies have been scanned from the original typescripts, a process that sometimes allows for mistakes in the new text. Researchers should verify the accuracy of the texts' contents through other sources before quoting in publications. Additional information on the veteran may be available in the Herzstein Library.

Battle Statistics

  • Died in Battle: No
  • Rank: Major
  • Company: Quartermaster, Regular Army

Personal Statistics

  • Date of Birth: 1795
  • Birthplace: Kentucky
  • Came to Texas: 1835? 1830?
  • Date of Death: 1840 Aug 6
  • Other Battles: Gonzales
  • Bounty Certificate: 1081