The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 89, July 1985 - April, 1986 Page: 168
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Cover: The San Jacinto Flag. Courtesy Texas Department of Highways
and Public Transportation.
The afternoon of April 21, 1836, a Texas army of some 750 men under
General Sam Houston attacked Santa Anna's Mexican army of about 1,200,
which was camped near the San Jacinto River. Bearing the San Jacinto Flag and
crying "Remember the Alamo!" "Remember Goliad!" the Texans swept over
the Mexican camp, killing approximately half of the Mexican soldiers in the
eighteen-minute battle that successfully concluded the Texas Revolution. The
flag, decorated with the image of Liberty, was made by the women of Newport,
Kentucky, who presented it to a volunteer company of soldiers raised in that
town for the purpose of aiding the cause of revolution in Texas. Today the flag
is displayed in the Capitol in Austin.
To observe Texas's 15oth anniversary of independence, this and subsequent
issues of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly will focus primarily on Texas dur-
ing the years 1821-1846. This cover is the second in a series that will fea-
ture historic flags associated with Texas.
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