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The Resource How Texas won her freedom : the story of Sam Houston & the Battle of San Jacinto

How Texas won her freedom : the story of Sam Houston & the Battle of San Jacinto

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How Texas won her freedom : the story of Sam Houston & the Battle of San Jacinto
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How Texas won her freedom
Title remainder
the story of Sam Houston & the Battle of San Jacinto
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  • Story of Sam Houston and the Battle of San Jacinto
  • How Texas won her freedom
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Sam Houston & the Battle of San Jacinto
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eng
Summary
The Battle of San Jacinto, fought on April 21, 1836, in present-day Harris County, Texas, 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. About 630 of the Mexican soldiers were killed and 730 captured, while only nine Texans died. Santa Anna, the President of Mexico, was captured 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. These treaties did not specifically recognize Texas as a sovereign nation, but stipulated that Santa Anna was to lobby for such recognition in Mexico City. Sam Houston became a national celebrity, and the Texans' rallying cries from events of the war, "Remember the Alamo!" and "Remember Goliad!," became etched into Texan history and legend.--Wikipedia
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contains biographical information
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DLC
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no index present
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non fiction
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How Texas won her freedom : the story of Sam Houston & the Battle of San Jacinto
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1178090
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
22 p.
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59012348
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Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Edwin "Bud" Shrake Personal Library Collection. Gift of Ben Shrake, 2013 (Access. No. 2013-042). Paperbound. In container.
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(OCoLC)1178090
Label
How Texas won her freedom : the story of Sam Houston & the Battle of San Jacinto
Publication
Control code
1178090
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
22 p.
Lccn
59012348
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Forms part of: Edwin "Bud" Shrake Personal Library Collection. Gift of Ben Shrake, 2013 (Access. No. 2013-042). Paperbound. In container.
System control number
(OCoLC)1178090

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