Monday, April 21, 2014

On This Day in History...The Battle of San Jacinto

On this day in Texas history, Texas wins the Battle of San Jacinto in about 18 minutes.

Spending weeks drawing Santa Anna east across central Texas, on April 21st, while the Mexican army was having their afternoon siesta, the Texas army led by Sam Houston attacks shouting "Remember the Alamo".  The battle lasted only about 18 minutes. 

To learn more about the Battle of San Jacinto and the Texas Revolution check out the library's Discovery Tool.

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