La Porte

Maid Appleton @ La Porte, Texas


Tx La Porte 00022

“San Jacinto Battleground State Park”



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Tx La Porte 0012

“Citizens of Texas and immigrant soldiers in the Army of Texas at San Jacinto were natives of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, George, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Austria, Canada, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal and Scotland.”






Tx La Porte 0016

“The early policies of Mexico toward her Texas colonists had been extremely liberal. Large grants of land were made to them, and no taxes or duties imposed. The relationship between the Anglo-Americans and Mexicans was cordial. But, following a series of revolutions begun in 1829, unscrupulous rulers successively seized power in Mexico. Their unjust acts and despotic degrees led to the revolution in Texas.”



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Tx La Porte 0020

“In June 1832, the colonists forced the Mexican authorities at Anahuac to release Wm. B. Travis and others from unjust imprisonment. The Battle of Velasco, June 26, and the Battle of Nacogdoches, August 2, followed; in both the Texans were victorious. Stephen Fuller Austin, ‘Father of Texas,’ was arrested January 3, 1834, and held in Mexico without trial until July, 1835. The Texans formed an army, and on November 12, 1835, established a provisional government.”



Tx La Porte 0022

“The first shot of the revolution of 1835-36 was fired by the Texans at Gonzales, October 2, 1835, in resistance to a demand by Mexican soldiers for a small cannon held by the colonists. The Mexican garrison at Goliad fell October 9; the Battle of Concepcion was won by the Texans, October 28. San Antonio was captured December 10, 1835 after five days of fighting in which the indomitable Benjamin R. Milam died a hero, and the Mexican army evacuated Texas.”



Tx La Porte 0024

“Texas declared her independence at Washington-on-the-Brazos March 2, for nearly two months her armies met disaster and defeat: Dr. James Grant’s men were killed on the Agua Dulce March 2; William Barret Travis and his men sacrificed their lives at the Alamo, March 6; William Ward was defeated at Refugio, March 14; Amon B. King’s men were executed near Refugio, March 16; and James Walker Fannin and his army were put to death near Goliad March 27, 1836.”



Tx La Porte 0033

“On this field on April 21, 1836 the army of Texas commanded by General Sam Houston, and accompanied by the Secretary of War, Thomas J. Rusk, attacked the larger invading army of Mexicans under General Santa Anna. The battle line from left to right was formed by Sidney Sherman’s regiment, Edward Burleson’s regiment, the artillery commanded by George W. Hockley, Henry Millard’s infantry and the cavalry under Mirabeau B. Lamar. Sam Houston led the infantry charge.”



Tx La Porte 0035

“With the battle cry, ‘Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad!’ the Texans charged. The enemy, taken by surprise, rallied for a few minutes then fled in disorder. The Texans had asked no quarter and gave none. The slaughter was appalling, victory complete, and Texas free! On the following day General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, self-styled ‘Napoleon of the West,’ received from a generous foe the mercy he had denied Travis at the Alamo and Fannin at Goliad.”



Tx La Porte 0037

“National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark – San Jacinto Monument”



Tx La Porte 0039

“San Jacinto Battlefield – has been designated a registered National Historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 – this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States – U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service 1962”








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