San Jacinto Research Paper

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The Texan army won their independence against Mexico in a battle in San Jacinto on April 21st 1836.The leader of the Mexican army was Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, and the Texan army was led by Sam Houston. “In just 18 minutes of fighting, General Sam Houston's Texians routed a superior force under General Antonio López de Santa Anna, but the formal surrender site was lost to memory.” ("team pinpoints site of San Jacinto Surrender") The battle was known to be a sneak attack by the Texan army near the San Jacinto River, which is where the name of the battle came upon. Throughout the paper you will be seeing articles about or focusing on the Battle of San Jacinto. Brode, Douglas wrote the article “A GROWING LEGEND The Yellow Rose of Texas”

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