Sam Houston and the Battle of San Jacinto

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After the defeat of the Texians at the Alamo in March of 1836, Mexican General Santa Anna led his army eastward seeking Sam Houston's army. Houston had gathered the Texians at Gonzales and moved his men toward the American border hoping for American help. His men turned south at the Which-way Tree and the army reached San Jacinto where they encountered Santa Anna and his troops.

After a brief skirmish on April 20, Sam Houston prepared for battle on April 21. Santa Anna waited for an attack in the morning, but when Sam Houston didn't show up, Santa Anna had his men settled down for the day. At 3 that afternoon, while Santa Anna was napping, Sam Houston ordered his men to attack. Houston caught the Mexican army unaware and defeated the larger force in less than an hour. Most of the Mexican army surrendered or were killed by the Texians. Santa Anna was captured and forced to sign a peace treaty granting Texas it's independence.

Our picnic site will be placed at a location where we will be able to watch the skirmish and the battle.

Itinerary

9:00 am - Leave from 1225 11th Street, Huntsville

10:30 am - Reach camp at San Jacinto.

10:30 to 11:00 - time to explore the battlefield and visit other encampments.

11:00 - First battle skirmish

12:00 - 2:00 pm Picnic Lunch with visits by reenactors.

2:30 pm - Reenactment of the battle of San Jacinto .

4:00 pm - Depart the battlefield, return to Huntsville.

6:00 pm -Arrive in Huntsville

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tour Bus Included!

For your special occasions - 12 passenger, limo seating, party van with a dance pole! Cooler with cold water.

150

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Tour Start Date

April 22, 2023

Tour End Date

April 22, 2023

Call For Reservations

936-398-6974

Tour Type

One Day Tours

How Many Days

1 Days

Tour Location

San Jacinto

Bus Seating

8 - 12 People Total

Seats Available

12

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