Wednesday, April 21, 2010

It's San Jacinto Day

Repeating history: San Jacinto Day comes alive | Chronicle | - Houston Chronicle: "Bugle calls and thundering cannons will fill the air Saturday at the old San Jacinto battlefield — the site where Sam Houston's army won Texas' freedom from Mexico — but this time the smoke and hubbub of war will all be in fun.

Hundreds of military re-enactors will relive the clash between Texas rebels and Santa Anna's troops as the highlight of the annual festival commemorating the Texans' April 21, 1836, victory.

The actor-soldiers also will dramatize the “runaway scrape” — the flight of Texans from the advancing Mexican army — and the march of Sam Houston's troops from Gonzales to San Jacinto."

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