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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

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.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[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

[Sam Houston's Cabin]

Description: Photograph of Sam Houston's log cabin. The cabin is a brown wooden building with a rectangular door. There are large pots outside the cabin and a white picket fence extends across the background of the photo.
Date: December 1948
Creator: Streng, Evelyn Fiedler
Partner: Texas Lutheran University

[Postcard of Barton House in Salado, Texas]

Description: Postcard of a two-story stone and wood house with a rust-red roof and a small, slightly raised, covered porch at the front right of the house. Groups of trees surround the house on all sides, partially obscuring the front of the house. The second story has three wood-framed windows, and a small stone chimney stack sits on the left side of the roof. A green, grassy lawn stretches out in front of the house, while large white clouds are visible in the blue sky above. On the back are postcard markings and a brief paragraph detailing the history of the house.
Date: 1980
Creator: Spiller, Doug
Partner: Salado Public Library
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