Battle of San Jacinto

Battle of San Jacinto (HM105Q)

Location: La Porte, TX 77571 Harris County
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 42.903', W 95° 5.387'

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At mid-afternoon April 21, 1836, two miles to the north, General Sam Houston with about 1,000 Texans in 18 minutes annihilated the 1,400-man army of Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, President of Mexico.

Screened by trees and rising ground, Houston's men formed with Edward Burleson's regiment at center, Sidney Sherman's on the left wing, artillery under George W. Hockley on Burleson's right, the infantry under Henry Millard on the right of the artillery. Under M. B. Lamar, a future president of Texas, the cavalry took the extreme right, to cut off possible flight of Mexican troops. Their 4-piece band playing a popular love song, "Will You Come to the Bower," the Texans attacked at a run, crying, "Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad!" Such was their fury that 630 of the enemy were killed, 730 captured. Enemy lead shattered Gen. Houston's ankle, but he lost only 9 men killed or mortally wounded and 30 wounded less seriously.

San Jacinto stands as one of the world's greatest victories. It gave Texas independence, and with her annexation 9 years later brought into the Union all or parts of Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming.
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HM NumberHM105Q
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Marker Number10606_MARKER
Year Placed1964
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 10:29am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 297848 N 3289039
Decimal Degrees29.71505000, -95.08978333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 42.903', W 95° 5.387'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 42' 54.18" N, 95° 5' 23.22" W
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Area Code(s)281, 713, 832
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 739 Independence Pkwy, La Porte TX 77571, US
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