Wednesday, September 5, 2007
General Sam Houston
Today we feature a portrait of Texas Patriot Sam Houston. Following the Alamo, everyone wanted the Texas army to attack Santa Ana. Houston realized that his army was no match for Santa Anna. With a small and poorly equipped army, Houston began a long series of withdrawal movements. He continued to retreat, and stay one step away from Santa Ana's Army. Houston realized that his small army had one battle in them, and he was determined to pick the spot for the Battle. Houston got his chance as he found the Mexican Army napping in an open field near San Jacinto. Houston realized that this was his opportunity, and he attacked. He routed the Mexican Army in 18 minutes, and secured Texas Independence.
It was on this day, September 5, in the year 1836, that Sam Houston was elected to be the first President of the Republic of Texas.