The Battle of San Jacinto (Spanish: Batalla de San Jacinto)
At exactly 4:30pm on April 21, 1836, during Texas’ war for independence from Mexico, the remnants of the retreating Texian Army led by General Houston turned from their retreat and took the offensive for what would be the final battle of the Texas Revolution.
General Houston placed his “Twin Sisters” under the command of Lt. Colonel Geo W. Hockley at the center of his attack formation.
Lt. Col. Henry Millard along with Colonel Lamar formed the right wing of the attacking forces and Colonels Burleson and Sherman formed the left.
The "Tejano Volunteer Company" led by Captain Juan Seguin was there.
52 fighters of the Tejano Volunteer Company were there including:
They represented the Cavalry on the left flank (Next to Sherman's Militia) of the attacking Texas forces.
That afternoon, about 800 Texians and Tejanos charged on 1,500 Mexican troops and officers and 18 minutes from the moment San Houston shouted, “FIGHT!” – the battle of San Jacinto was over.
Even though Texas had officially declared it’s Independence from Mexico on March 02, 1836,..that afternoon - The Republic Texas was born.
The Video of the battle of San Jacinto is from the 2004 movie,
Release date: Apr 9, 2004 (United States)
Director: John Lee Hancock
Screenwriters: John Lee Hancock · Stephen Gaghan · Leslie Bohem Story by: Stephen Gaghan · Leslie Bohem
Music by: Carter Burwell
The Alamo, 2004, with Billy Bob Thornton as David Crockett, Jason Patric as Jim Bowie, Jordi Mollà as Juan Seguin and Patrick Wilson as William “Buck” Travis is the most historically accurate movie of Texas Revolutionary events.
This San Antonio de Béxar Militia engaged in almost all Texas revolutionary battles and skirmishes between October 1835 and April 1836.
Somehow, history forgot about the Tejano Volunteer Company. 184 Years later,..it’s like it never existed.
We think it’s time for a change.
Join us here in our efforts to bring awareness, after all these years, to our young men from San Antonio de Béxar who fought and served in our Texas Revolution!