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The Battle of San Jacinto. Chapter 10 Section 2. The Texas Army. Sam Houston was the leader of the Texas Army 800 soldiers He led his east in a retreat starting on March 11, 1836 He used this time to train his soldiers On April 20 his army camped at the San Jacinto River. The Mexican Army. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • The Battle of San JacintoChapter 10 Section 2

  • The Texas ArmySam Houston was the leader of the Texas Army800 soldiersHe led his east in a retreat starting on March 11, 1836He used this time to train his soldiersOn April 20 his army camped at the San Jacinto River

  • The Mexican ArmyAntonio Lopez de Santa Anna was the leader of the Mexican Army1300 soldiersAfter the Alamo Santa Anna divided the Mexican Army and chased the Texas Army eastSanta Anna finally caught up with Houston at the San Jacinto River near Harrisburg

  • The Day Before the BattleThere was a cavalry skirmish on April 20, between Texas and Mexican soldiersDisaster was avoided when Mirabeau B. Lamar heroically saved the Texas commanderLamar was promoted to commander of the Texas Cavalry

  • The Morning of April 21Sam Houston sent Erastus Deaf Smith, a scout for the Texas Army, to destroy Vinces BridgeThis trapped the two armies at San Jacinto

  • The Battle of San JacintoAt 3:00 on the afternoon of April 21, while Santa Annas troops are resting, Houston orders the attackThe Texas battle cry was Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad!

  • The Battle of San Jacinto

  • The Battle of San Jacinto

  • The Outcome of the BattleThe battle lasted about 18 minutes2 Texans were killed and 30 were wounded (7 later died of their wounds)630 Mexicans were killed and 730 were captured including Santa Anna