George Boutwell’s

Zachary Taylor Oak

Painting completed in: 2011

In 1845, Brigadier General (later President) Zachary Taylor was sent by Ship to receive Texas' acceptance of Statehood. The US Alabama anchored off of St. Joseph Island and General Taylor and his men attempted to take a smaller boat into Rockport but ran aground on a sand bar and were marooned for 4 days before being rescued by fishermen. Once on shore, General Taylor and his men camped under this Oak Tree waiting for his next assignment!