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Wilson Van Dyke
A native of South Carolina, served as a member of Somervell Expedition, which was organized in 1842 to expel the Mexican Army from Texas, under command of Col. W.S. fisher, he crossed the Rio Grande and was captured. A survivor of the "Black Bean Episode." Van Dyke was imprisoned near Mexico City until Sept. 1844. He later participated in Muster activities during the Civil War and died at his home in Bell County.

Photo was submitted by: Frank Irons, Sr.
January 21, 2002

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