Battle of San Jacinto

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(21 April 1836)

The last important battle of Texas's brief struggle to establish an independent republic. Sam Houston, with 800 Texans, defeated a Mexican force of 1400 at the San Jacinto River and captured the Mexican leader Santa Anna. The armistice terms dictated by Houston established de facto independence for Texas, and Houston himself was installed as President.

Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

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