APRIL 21, 1836

san-jacinto-day Texans all over the world will be remembering the events of April 21, 1836 where in a prairie near what would one day be La Porte, the Lone Star State took its next step into legend. The clash between General Sam Houston’s Texas rebels and General Santa Anna’s troops that day ended with a Texan victory, concluding the Texas Revolution. Cries of “Remember the Alamo!” and “Remember Goliad” disturbed the slumber of Mexican troops taking siestas under trees. The ensuing firefight was only 18 minutes long, starting at around 3:30 p.m., with 630 Mexicans killed. There were nine dead Texans out of just over 900 fighters. About 730 Mexicans would be taken prisoner by Houston’s men. General Santa Anna had no lookouts posted and if he had, it’s unclear just how the day would have shaken out for General Houston and the rest. Houston was wounded in the ankle by a rifle ball in the fight. He accepted the surrender of Santa Anna while sitting down under an oak tree on a blanket. Santa Anna, a prisoner of war, was found in nearby tall grass the day before dressed as a common soldier and not the brave general he purported to be.


One response

  1. BEAST

    Don’t mess with Texas, just move a bunch of libs there and name it Austin.

    April 21, 2015 at 10:17

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