The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 45, July 1941 - April, 1942 Page: 333
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Hockley, Henry Millard's infantry and the cavalry
under Mirabeau B. Lamar. Sam Houston led the in-
With the battle cry, "Remember the Alamo! Re-
member Goliad!" the Texans charged. The enemy,
taken by surprise, rallied for a few minutes, then fled
in disorder. The Texans had asked no quarter and
gave none. The slaughter was appalling, the victory
complete, and Texas free! On the following day Gen-
eral Antonio L6pez de Santa Anna, self-styled "Na-
poleon of the West," received from a generous foe the
mercy he had denied Travis at the Alamo and Fannin
Citizens of Texas and immigrant soldiers in the
army of Texas at San Jacinto were natives of Alabama,
Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Ken-
tucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts,
Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New
York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode
Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont,
Virginia, Austria, Canada, England, France, Germany,
Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, and Scotland.
Measured by its results, San Jacinto was one of the
decisive battles of the world. The freedom of Texas
from Mexico won here led to annexation and to the
Mexican War, resulting in the acquisition by the United
States of the states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona,
Nevada, California, Utah, and parts of Colorado, Wyo-
ming, Kansas and Oklahoma. Almost one-third of the
present area of the American nation, nearly a million
square miles of territory, changed sovereignty.
It is a pleasant thought to me that the first inscription com-
memorates, in a world torn by racial rancor and international
strife, the generous Mexican policy which invited our alien
ancestors to establish free homes in Texas.
But, happily, the authorities who planned this monument
looked farther than the erection of a magnificent structure of
steel and stone, adorned with appropriate inscriptions. In the
provisions for the Library and Museum, they conceived an ever-
growing memorial. And not less happy was the selection of the
Trustees who were drafted to form the San Jacinto Museum
of History Association to administer this living soul of the
monument. It was rare judgment that placed upon the first
Board of Trustees a granddaughter of the victorious general
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