Tuesday, April 21, 2009

San Jacinto Update

Discovery of artifacts sheds light on San Jacinto battle | Front page | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle: "Time has taken its toll on the Mexican bayonets, but their rust-pocked remains still hint at a lust for blood. The balls Santa Anna’s men loaded into their muskets fared better. Still round, they glisten like sinister grapes. A grenadier’s badge gleams as proudly as it did when, 173 years ago today, Texans struck the winning blow for freedom at San Jacinto.

Today, these and more than 400 other artifacts — fruits of a recently completed archaeological project near the famed battlefield — are helping fill the gaps in the oft-told story of Sam Houston’s routing of the Mexican military.

Archaeologist Roger Moore believes the trove of artifacts gleaned from the recent dig are the armaments discarded by 200-400 Mexican soldiers before they surrendered to a handful of victorious Texans."

3 comments:

s said...

"sinister grapes"?

an editor, an editor, my kingdom for an editor!

Bill Crider said...

Hey, admit it: The Sinister Grapes would be a good name for a rock band.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

A handful of Texans? Let's not gild the lily.