Engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument, The First Shot

Description:

Photograph of engraved text at the base of the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas. There is a family walking next to the monument. Text: The first shot of the revolution of 1835-36 was fired by the Texans at Gonzales, October 2, 1835, in resistance to a demand by the Mexican soldiers for a small cannon held by the colonists. The Mexican garrison at Goliad fell October 9; the Battle of Concepción was won by the Texans October 28. San Antonio was captured December 10, 1835 after five days of fighting in which the indomitable Benjamin R. Milam died a hero, and the Mexican army evacuated Texas.

Creator(s): Belden, Dreanna L.
Location(s): United States - Texas - Harris County - La Porte
Creation Date: May 2, 2005
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries
Collection(s):
Photographing Texas
Usage:
Total Uses: 69
Past 30 days: 1
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: May 2, 2005
  • Digitized: July 14, 2005
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Harris County - La Porte
Coordinates
29.7500958752, -95.0807059877
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
May 2, 2005
Description:

Photograph of engraved text at the base of the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas. There is a family walking next to the monument. Text: The first shot of the revolution of 1835-36 was fired by the Texans at Gonzales, October 2, 1835, in resistance to a demand by the Mexican soldiers for a small cannon held by the colonists. The Mexican garrison at Goliad fell October 9; the Battle of Concepción was won by the Texans October 28. San Antonio was captured December 10, 1835 after five days of fighting in which the indomitable Benjamin R. Milam died a hero, and the Mexican army evacuated Texas.

Physical Description:

1 photograph : col.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Battle of San Jacinto
Partner:
UNT Libraries
Collection:
Photographing Texas
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: dscn0008
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth3671
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Points
29.7500958752, -95.0807059877
Engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument, The First Shot

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