Tuesday, April 21, 2009

San Jacinto Update #2

A day that changed the landscape for two nations: "Even those who understand that April 21 is not just another day in Texas sometimes fail to see its full significance.

In Texas, April 21 is known as San Jacinto Day, the day Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna — known in his day as the Napoleon of the West — met defeat at the hands of the Texian Army commanded by Gen. Sam Houston. The surrender not only ended Mexican rule of Texas but opened the door to ending Mexican domain over most of what is today the Southwestern United States."


Anonymous said...

If only the battle had turned out differently, the world would be a better place. You would not be writing all those Texas Leads the Way pieces. In fact, you'd be living in Mexico and writing Mexico Leads the Way pieces. My motto is, Forget the Alamo.

Richard Wheeler

Cap'n Bob said...

Yeah, if we hadn't won the Southwest would be overrun with Mexicans.
Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad!