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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.
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
Partner: UNT Libraries

Historical Signatures

Description: Copy photograph of a document with copies of famous signatures; printed text at the bottom of the page says "Facsimiles of Signatures by Historical Personages." Included are signatures by Santa Anna, Ben Milam, Davy Crockett, Sam Houston and Jim Bowie.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Letter from Frank Johnson to Mrs. Louis Zavala, July 24, 1882]

Description: Letter from Frank N. Johnson to Mrs. Louis Zavala with typed copy of Captain R.M. Potter's account of Zavala's life taken from a paper furnished by Captain Potter himself. This biography of Zavala that Potter sketches deals mostly with his political life.
Date: July 24, 1882
Creator: Johnson, Frank N. & Potter, Robert M.
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from Lorenzo de Zavala Jr. to unknown person, enclosed with letter to W.E. Hutchison, July 1, 1879]

Description: Letter from Lorenzo de Zavala Jr. to unknown person enclosed with with an additional letter to W.E. Hutchison. The letter addressed to Hutchison describes the mis-handling of the affairs over the estate and property of the deceased Lorenzo de Zavala Sr. The additional letter to unknown person describes his own eye-witness account of the events of the Battle of San Jacinto and his personal endeavors afterwards. Merida, Yucatan, July 1, 1879.
Date: July 1, 1879
Creator: de Zavala Jr., Lorenzo
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from (Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna) to Lorenzo de Zavala, June 25, 1829]

Description: (Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna) to Lorenzo de Zavala: Again stating that he cannot come to the capital, he is needed more on the coast. States his support for the federal system and the property of Zavala's answer to the conspirators. Jalapa, June 25, 1829.
Date: June 25, 1829
Creator: Santa Anna, Antonio Lopez de
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

[Letter from Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna to Lorenzo de Zavala, April 12, 1829]

Description: Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna to Lorenzo de Zavala: Expressed hope that the friendship indicated by Zavala in his last letter will continue. Discusses the political situation of the country and Mexia's departure from the army. Jalapa, April 12, 1829.
Date: April 12, 1829
Creator: Santa Anna, Antonio Lopez de
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
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