TEXAS REVOLUTION OF 1836

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The purpose of this site is to provide a directory of physical and internet sources of information on the San Jacinto Campaign of the Texas Revolution of 1836.

On March 11, 1836 General Sam Houston arrived at Gonzales, Texas to take command of the Texas Army. He received word of the fall of the Alamo and would shortly learn of the defeat at Goliad. With 374 men, he began a 41 day retreat, recruitment and training adventure that would end with only an 18 minute battle, and the independence of Texas. This journey is the topic of C. David Pomeroy, Jr.'s next book. It will focus on the day-to-day life of the men and women as they struggled to stay alive and prepare for their destiny.

As a results of the San Jacinto Campaign, Texas won its independence from Mexico on April 21, 1836. Additional events of the Texas Revolution are covered at other internet web sites: Gonzales, the Seige of Bexar, the Alamo, Goliad , the Battle at San Jacinto and the Texas Navy. Subsequently the Republic of Texas became a state of the United States on December 29, 1845.

If a particular topic is not covered, we will endeavor to fill the void with original work. Suggestions and scholarly submissions are welcome.

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