Tuesday, April 21, 2009

SAN JACINTO DAY

Today is the anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto. It was a skirmish of rather short duration, but it turned out to be one of the major events in the development of the United States as we know it today.



I've written of this battle on a couple of prior occasions. I've thought to revise it somewhat for this year, but I really can't come up with anything significantly better than what I wrote a year ago. If you're at all interested in Texas history, or in the United States' Manifest Destiny, you might want to take a look.

My Beloved Bride shares my affection for the history of Our Part of the World, and she often makes mention on her blog about landmark dates and events. Her installment for this year is rather short, referencing her 2008 blog entry, which was one of her best. In it, she mentions school field trips to The Battlefield, and the still-stunning monument.

Best to all


JPG


13 comments:

Crucis said...

Glad to see you back! Keep it up.

Brigid said...

Thanks for the good information!

cheers,
B.

Pawpaw said...

As a native of Louisiana I've always been fascinated by the Texas Revolution. There's lots of heroism, lots of principled stands, lots of scoundrels, lots of good stories, all wrapped up in a great history lesson.

I've toured lots of battlefields, including Vicksburg, Shiloh, Mansfield, and walked the Bailey's Dam on the Red River.

I've never been as emotionally moved as I was when I toured the Alamo, then drove east to San Jacinto. If it's possible to be a Texan-at-heart, I'm one.

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