San Jacinto Battlefield

22 mi. E of Houston on TX 134, Houston, Texas

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Description 

Here, on April 21, 1836, the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution was fought. Nine hundred men led by Gen. Sam Houston, Commander-in-Chief of all Texas forces, surprised the Mexican army under the command of President Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana which was encamped on the San Jacinto River; in a battle lasting 18 minutes, the Texans routed the enemy, killing or capturing many Mexican soldiers. The following day, Santa Ana himself was captured, and was held hostage against further Mexican attack. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 19, 1960

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000815
Area of significance
Military
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Site
Historic function
Battle site
Current function
Park
Period of significance
1825-1849
Significant year
1836
Number of properties
Contributing sites: 1
Non-contributing structures: 2