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Detail of frieze on the San Jacinto Monument

Description: Photograph of a portion of the frieze on the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas. The visible corner is labeled "Lamar's School System" and shows three children lined up in front of a woman holding an open book and a man standing in the background. Portions of other images are also visible.
Date: May 2, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument, Early Policies of Mexico

Description: Photograph of engraved writing near the base of the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas. It reads: "The early policies of Mexico toward her Texas colonists had been extremely liberal. Large grants of land were made to them, and no taxes or duties imposed. The relationship between the Anglo-Americans and Mexicans was cordial. But, following a series of revolutions begun in 1829, unscrupulous rulers successively seized power in Mexico."
Date: May 2, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Frieze of San Jacinto Monument, Building of Industries

Description: Photograph of a portion of the frieze on the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas. The segment is labeled "Building of Industries" and depicts men with shovels and beams on the left, men on horseback herding cattle in the center, and men with an oil derrick on the right. Partial images are visible on either side, labeled "Lamar's School System" on the left and "Stephen F. Austin Undertakes Texas Colonization" on the right.
Date: May 4, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: UNT Libraries

San Jacinto Monument

Description: Photograph of the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas. Most of the monument is visible, including the frieze near the base and the top of the column.
Date: May 2, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Frieze of San Jacinto Monument, San Jacinto Advance

Description: Photograph of a frieze of the San Jacinto Monument. Two men on the far left advance to the right, above the words "Houston and Deaf Smith." Carved into the middle section of the frieze are many men with guns. A drummer and piper stand to the left, a man rides a horse in the middle, and two men roll a cannon forward on the right. The words "San Jacinto Advance" are engraved under the frieze. On the far right side, above the words "Lamar's School System," several children sit at desks in front of a woman who stands next to a tall man.
Date: May 2, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: UNT Libraries

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.
Date: May 2, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Historic Plaque, Robert M. Coleman

Description: Photograph of a historic plaque in Coleman, Texas. It reads: "County Named in 1857 for Robert M. Coleman (1799-1837). Born in Kentucky. Came to Texas in 1832. Commanded Company of volunteers at siege of Bexar (San Antonio), Dec. 5-10, 1835. Delegate to Constitutional Convention where he signed Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836. Aide-de-Camp to Gen. Sam Houston at Battle of San Jacinto, 1836. Later fought Indians as a Texas Ranger. (1966)"
Date: August 1, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Surrender of Santa Anna

Description: Print of Santa Anna's surrender to General Sam Houston during the Texas Revolution
Date: April 22, 1836
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

San Jacinto Monument

Description: Photograph of the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas, taken near the base looking up at the top of the monument. At the bottom of the image, a part of the frieze is visible; it depicts several men going to battle including two with a cannon, two carrying rifles, a cavalryman with a saber, a flag-bearer, and two musicians playing a flute and drum. The scene is labeled "San Jacinto Advance." Other parts of the frieze are visible on the other faces of the monument: to the left, two men with the label "Houston and Deaf Smith;" to the right, a man and woman standing in front of children seated at desks with the label "Lamar's School System."
Date: May 2, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Frieze of San Jacinto Monument, Coming of the Pioneers

Description: Photograph of the San Jacinto Monument featuring a frieze, "Coming of the Pioneers." Two couples, and a man, and a horse stand in front of a wagon. All three men hold rifles. To the left, there is another frieze, showing a man with a rifle facing a woman holding a piece of paper in her hands.
Date: May 2, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument, Citizens of Texas

Description: Photograph of an engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas. It says: "Citizens of Texas and immigrant soldiers in the army of Texas at San Jacinto were natives of Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, 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."
Date: May 2, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument, Measured by its Results

Description: Photograph of an engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte. It reads: "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 acquistion by the United States of the states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California, Utah and parts of Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas and Oklahoma, almost one-third of the present area of the American nation, nearly a million square miles of territory, changed sovereignty."
Date: May 2, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument, Texas Declared her Independence

Description: Photograph of writing on side of the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas. It had decorative stonework above. Text: Texas declared her independence at Washington-on-the-Brazos March 2. For nearly two months her armies met disaster and defeat: Dr. James Grant's men were killed on the Agua Dulce March 2; William Barret Travis and his men sacrificed their lives at the Alamo, March 6; William Ward was defeated at Refugio, March 14; Amon B. King's men were executed near Refugio, March 16; and James Walker Fannin and his army were put to death near Goliad March 27, 1836.
Date: May 2, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument, With the Battle Cry

Description: Photograph of an engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte. It reads: "With the battle cry, "Remember the Alamo! Remember 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, victory complete, and Texas free! On the following day General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, self-styled "Napoleon of the West," received from a generous foe the mercy he had denied Travis at the Alamo and Fannin at Goliad."
Date: May 2, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: UNT Libraries

Engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument, On This Field

Description: Photograph of an engraved frieze on the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte. It reads: "On this field on April 21, 1836 the army of Texas commanded by General Sam Houston, and accompanied by the Secretary of War, Thomas J. Rusk, attacked the larger invading army of Mexicans under General Santa Anna. The battle line from left to right was formed by Sidney Sherman's regiment, Edward Burleson's regiment, the artillery commanded by George W. Hockley, Henry Millard's infantry and the cavalry under Mirabeau B. Lamar. Sam Houston led the infantry charge."
Date: May 2, 2005
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: UNT Libraries

San Jacinto Monument

Description: Photograph of the San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas. The entire monument is visible; there are people walking in the foreground.
Date: May 2, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
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Partner: UNT Libraries

[Proof of Military Service in the Battle of San Jacinto for Rufus Campbell]

Description: Proof of military service in the battle of San Jacinto for Private Rufus Campbell in the spring of 1836. Private Campbell had to leave service after falling sick with the measles. Gibson Kuykendall served as captain of Texas volunteers during the battle and created the document to certify Private Campbell's service.
Date: unknown
Creator: Kuykendall, Gibson
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

[Transcript of Letter from Sam Houston to the Army of Texas, May 5, 1836]

Description: Copy of transcript for a letter from Sam Houston to the Army of Texas, on May 5, 1836, addressing the battle of San Jacinto and commending them for their dedication to the liberty of Texas. There is also a list of the dead and wounded from the same battle.
Date: May 5, 1836
Creator: Houston, Sam
Item Type: Letter
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Barbara Jordan's Remarks - San Jacinto Day Celebration

Description: Text for a speech given by Barbara C. Jordan at a San Jacinto Day Celebration in Houston, Texas, about the battle of San Jacinto and its impact on modern-day Texas.
Date: April 21, 1986
Creator: Jordan, Barbara C.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Texas Southern University

[Letter from Charles Moore]

Description: Letter from Charles Moore relating stories he heard from a man named Nicholas while riding on the train. The man claimed to be represent a publisher out of Philadelphia. In his early years in Texas, long before the "War of Unpleasantness," he traded a law library worth of books to Governor Henderson in exchange for land. He says that Sam Houston claimed that Texas annexation would have occurred 10 years earlier if they had followed a plan that Governor Jackson had set up. Robert E. Lee also refused to write his biography because it would involve him relating a negative story about Jefferson Davis. Apparently, Lee had recommended they surrender early in the war because continuing would devastate the Confederacy.
Date: unknown
Creator: Moore, Charles B.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Photo of Survivors of Battle of San Jacinto

Description: Photograph of the Survivors of the Battle of San Jacinto, at a meeting of the Texas Veterans' Association at Galveston c. 1880. Center row, third from left: Valentine Ignatius Burch of Tyler County, Texas. Center row, second from left: Valentine Burch. Front row, second from right: George Petty of Washington County.
Date: 1880
Creator: Naschke
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[Reunion of the Veterans of the Battle of San Jacinto]

Description: Photograph of several men gathered for the veteran reunion of the Battle of San Jacinto of 1836. Behind the men are several buildings and horse drawn carriages. This photo was taken at the Texas Veterans Association annual convention in Belton in 1883.
Date: 1883
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library