21 April 2005

The Battle of San Jacinto

On this day in Texas history the battle of San Jacinto was fought. It was the decisive battle in the Texas revolutionary war. This is a very interesting read that covers the battle as well as the events prior to the battle.
According to Houston's official report, the casualties were 630 Mexicans killed and 730 taken prisoner. Against this, only nine of the 910 Texans were killed or mortally wounded and thirty were wounded less seriously. Houston's ankle was shattered by a rifle ball. The Texans captured a large supply of muskets, pistols, sabers, mules, horses, provisions, clothing, tents, and $12,000 in silver. Santa Anna disappeared during the battle...
This sounds like an ass kicking of monumental proportions.
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