The Battle of San Jacinto by un069L

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									The Battle of
San Jacinto

   Chapter 10 Section 2
The Texas Army
        Sam Houston was the
         leader of the Texas Army
          – 800 soldiers
        He led his east in a retreat
         starting on March 11,
         1836
          – He used this time to train
             his soldiers
        On April 20 his army
         camped at the San Jacinto
         River
            The Mexican Army
 Antonio Lopez de Santa
  Anna was the leader of the
  Mexican Army
   – 1300 soldiers
 After the Alamo Santa Anna
  divided the Mexican Army
  and chased the Texas Army
  east
 Santa Anna finally caught up
  with Houston at the San
  Jacinto River near
  Harrisburg
    The Day Before the Battle
 There was a cavalry skirmish
  on April 20, between Texas
  and Mexican soldiers
 Disaster was avoided when
  Mirabeau B. Lamar
  heroically saved the Texas
  commander
 Lamar was promoted to
  commander of the Texas
  Cavalry
The Morning of April 21
             Sam Houston sent
              Erastus “Deaf” Smith,
              a scout for the Texas
              Army, to destroy
              Vince’s Bridge
             This trapped the two
              armies at San Jacinto
     The Battle of San Jacinto




 At 3:00 on the afternoon of April 21, while Santa Anna’s
  troops are resting, Houston orders the attack
 The Texas battle cry was “Remember the Alamo!
  Remember Goliad!”
The Battle of San Jacinto
The Battle of San Jacinto
    The Outcome of the Battle
 The battle lasted about 18 minutes
 2 Texans were killed and 30 were wounded (7 later died
  of their wounds)
 630 Mexicans were killed and 730 were captured
  including Santa Anna

								
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