Thursday, April 16, 2009

San Jacinto Surrender site found.

  You gotta love archeology.  They found the site of an organized surrender at San Jacinto.

  This is quite possibly the surrender site of Col Juan Almonte, a skilled and experienced Mexican General who had been with Santa Anna at the Alamo and throughout the Texas Campaign.  While Santa Ana fled in the uniform of a private, Almonte saved himself and hundreds of his men when he organized them and surrendered in the chaos of San Jacinto.   He seems to have given realistic council to both sides after the battle and conducted himself with honor and bravery.
  The Colonel is certainly an admirable figure in Texas and Mexican history.  

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Good news, more history and more opportunities for research!