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27 Dec 2018 11:08 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Texas Rising – Things (maybe)You Didn’t Know About" to "Texas Rising – Things (maybe) You Didn’t Know About"

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Dec 2018 9:36 p.m. PST

… The Fight For The Lone Star Republic

""REMEMBER THE ALAMO!" That was the battle cry on the lips of 930 angry Texans as they charged into battle against the army of Mexican generalissimo Antonio Lopez Santa Anna at San Jacinto on April 21, 1836.

Sam Houston. (Image source: WikiCommons)
Sam Houston. (Image source: WikiCommons)

Although the Texans were outnumbered, the members of their ad hoc brigade of soldiers, settlers and rangers were spoiling for a fight. More than 180 of their comrades had been slaughtered just six weeks ago at the Alamo and now the Texans wanted blood. And their leader, General Sam Houston was going to deliver.

The two-hour battle that followed was largely decided in the first eighteen minutes of combat. The Texans completely surprised their enemies and achieved one of the most lopsided victories in American history. More than 600 Mexican soldiers were killed — another 700 were taken prisoners. In return, only seven Texans were killed, although four more would later die of their wounds…."
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