Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Day the West Was Won

Today is San Jacinto Day

At nightfall, Houston sat under a tree with his boot full of blood, hearing the reports. Six hundred thirty Mexican corpses were scattered in clumps across the field.  Almonte surrendered about the same number more, 200 of whom were wounded. These men sat on the ground, under gaurd, like dispirited cattle, still dazed by the horror that had overtaken them.

From 'Lone Star' by T.R. Fehrenbach

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