Battle of San Jacinto
Filming for the History Channel on
January 31, 2004
To be aired on the History Channel
on July 17, 2004 as "Texas, Great American State"
The Texian Army surprised the Mexican
Army with blasts from the Twin Sisters
After the first shots where fired the
Texians charged, yelling "Remember the Alamo, Remember Goliad"
Caught off-guard, the Mexicans tried
to rally a response.
The out-numbered Texians charged into
the face of danger, confident in their cause.
At the Mexican barracade the hand to
hand combat was intense, and brief.
In 18 minutes the battle had been won
as the remaining Mexican army fled the field, along with Gen.
The next day Santa Anna, diguised as
a common soldado, was taken prisoner. The Texians wanted to hang
him, but General Houston wanted a nation, so a treaty was signed
and Texas became a Republic.
Photos courtesy of Robin
Green, Ed Boyd, John
Baker, David Pomeroy, Texas Parks & Wildlife and CT &
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