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Battle of San Jacinto
Transcript of Battle of San Jacinto
-Santa Anna stormed across the field to meet the Texan forces, but fell back when he was confronted by the "Twin Sisters".
-The "Twin Sisters" are a pair of identical iron cannons
- The army leaders were Sam Houston and Santa Anna( respectively Texan and Mexican armies). -750 Texas soldiers attacked
-1500 Mexican soldiers fought back
-Houston ordered Texas to advance
-At the distance of 70 yards, the "Twin Sisters" were fired
-At the order of attack, Texans shouted: "Remember the Alamo!" and "Remember Goliad!"
-A special unit was assigned to destroy Vince's bridge to trap the mexican army.
-The Texans effectively destroyed the Mexican army. During the Battle Aftermath of the battle -700 mexican soldiers were killed or injured.
-730 mexican soldiers were captured.
-9 Texans died.
-Santa Anna was captured and was identified by his men, then was killed on April 22 , 1836.
( the day after the battle). Citations San Jacinto Day in United States." timeanddate.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Nov. 2012. <http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/san-jacinto-day>. "The Battle of San Jacinto." Texas A&M University | College Station, TX. N.p., n.d. Web. 6 Nov. 2012. <http://www.tamu.edu/faculty/ccbn/dewitt/batsanjacinto.htm>. "Battle of San Jacinto (21 April 1836)." Lone Star Junction: A Texas and Texas History Resource. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Nov. 2012. <http://www.lsjunction.com/events/jacinto.htm>. Pictures of the leaders Sam Houston Santa Anna Location of battle Animoto Video http://animoto.com/play/kIwjWlG5lls3Y2naTH2cIg on April 21st 1836 Texas won! "The Battle of San Jacinto, April 21, 1836.." All about Texas - Texas travel, Texas history, Texas cities, towns, ghost towns; people, historic places, buildings, illustrated.. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Nov. 2012. <http://www.texasescapes.com/DEPARTMENTS Summary Texans ambush Mexicans in their sleep.
Texans assualted Mexicans and defeated Santa Anna.
the battle lasted for a few minutes.
This cemented their victory and freedom.
This was the last battle, Texas finally won.