On This Day: Remember Goliad! Remember the Alamo! [VIDEO]
April 21st should hold a special place in any Texian’s heart. For it was on this day that the Battle of San Jacinto was fought on April 21, 1836. In what is present-day Harris County, Texas, this was the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. Led by General Sam Houston, the Texian Army engaged and defeated General Antonio López de Santa Anna’s Mexican army in a fight that lasted just 18 minutes.
Santa Anna, the President of Mexico, was captured and surrendered the following day and held as a prisoner of war. Three weeks later, he signed the peace treaty that dictated that the Mexican army leave the region, paving the way for the Republic of Texas to become an independent country. The Texans’ rallying cries from events of the war, “Remember the Alamo!” and “Remember Goliad!,” became etched into Texan history and legend.
h/t to James Clark, Constable Precinct 4 of Austin County for the reminder of this historic day.
Picture Image and Information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_San_Jacinto