Battle of San Jacinto
Battle of San Jacinto
  • The Battle of San Jacinto, fought on April 21, 1836.
  • In present-day Harris County, Texas, was the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution.
  • Was led by General Sam Houston.
General Sam Houston

  • The Texas Army engaged and defeated General Antonio L√≥pez de Santa Anna's Mexican forces in a fight that lasted just eighteen minutes.
  • Hundreds of Mexican soldiers were killed or captured, while only nine Texans died.
  • Santa Anna, the President of Mexico, was captured the following day and held as a prisoner of war.
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