Battle of San Jacinto

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Battle of San Jacinto

Battle of San Jacinto Historic Site

Twin Sisters Canons used by the Texas Army

Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna

Map of the Battle of San Jacinto

Battle of San Jacinto lasted just 18 minutes

Sam Houston

From March to May, Mexican forces once again occupied the Alamo. For the Texans, the Battle of the Alamo became a symbol of heroic resistance and a rallying cry in their struggle for independence. On April 21, 1836, Sam Houston and some 800 Texans defeated Santa Anna’s Mexican force of approximately 1,500 men at the Battle of San Jacinto, shouting “Remember the Alamo!” as they attacked. The victory ensured the success of Texan independence: In mid-May, Santa Anna, who had been taken prisoner during the battle, signed a peace treaty at Velasco, Texas, in which he recognized Texas’ independence in exchange for his freedom. However, the treaty was later abrogated and tensions built up along the Texas-Mexico border.


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