The Local Crank

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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Today In History...

...a Texian army (mostly militia) under General Sam Houston defeated a larger force of the regular Mexican Army under the dictator Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna in about 18 minutes at the Battle of San Jacinto, thereby securing the independence of the Republic of Texas (1836).

Recuerden el Alamo!



Blogger Kvatch said...

...and were it not for that battle, my Stiles ancestors would probably have stayed in Tennessee rather than coming to Texas to set up their ranch.

4/22/2007 12:08 PM  
Blogger The Local Crank said...

See? It was pretty much a win-win for everybody. Well, except for Santa Anna.

4/22/2007 6:01 PM  
Anonymous God's Mexican... I'm Mexican, So I'm GOD said...

Ok, 800 texans against 500 mexians militia and the surpriza factor on your side... if you don't winning that battle it's because you're stupids, mates... At another side, your stupids...


1/30/2008 8:37 PM  
Blogger The Local Crank said...

Uh, amigo, there were 1,400 regulars from the Mexican army and no more than 800 Texian militia (including a unit of Hispanic cavalry commanded by Lorenzo de Zavala). Santa Anna arrived at the battlefield on April 19 and knew Houston was there because he was camped right beside him, but decided not to attack until the 22nd, so it was a hardly a surprise. Just incompetence by Santa Anna. It's called history; look into it.

1/31/2008 12:02 AM  

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