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Battle Reenactment Highlights the San Jacinto Festival

Battle Reenactment Highlights the San Jacinto Festival

The Battle of San Jacinto-1895 painting by Henry Arthur McArdle (1836–1908) (Photo: Wikipedia)(Above: The Battle of San Jacinto as depicted in an 1895 painting by Henry Arthur McArdle. Photo: Wikipedia Commons)The Battle of San Jacinto, fought on April 21, 1836, was the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. Led by General Sam Houston, the Texian Army fought and defeated General Antonio López de Santa Anna’s Mexican army in a battle which only lasted 18 minutes.

On Saturday (April 22, 2017) at the San Jacinto Monument, the San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Reenactment will be held in celebration of that victory.

Larry Spasic, president of the San Jacinto Museum of History (located at the San Jacinto Memorial Monument) and Gen. Jerry Tubbs, commander of the Texas Army and coordinator for the San Jacinto volunteers, tells us about the monument, the festival, and battle reenactment.

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