Near La Porte in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The B.R. Brigham Monument
Two Days Before the Battle
This morning we are in preparation to meet Santa Anna. It is the only chance of saving Texas. From time to time I have looked for reinforcements in vain: We will only have about seven hundred men to march with besides the camp guard. We go to conquer. It is wisdom growing out of necessity to meet the enemy now every consideration enforces it. No previous occasion would justify it. The troops are in fine spirits and now is the time for action. We shall use our best efforts to fight the enemy to such advantage as will insure victory thought the odds are greatly against us.
I leave the result in the hands of a wise God, and rely upon his providence.
My country will do justice to those who serve her. The rights for which we fight will be secured, and Texas free. Sam Houston
B. R. Brigham
The Day After the Battle
The sun was sinking in the horizon as the
Lemuel Stockton Blakey
John C. Hale
George A. Lamb
Dr. Wm. Junius Mottley
Thomas Patton Fowle
Ashley R. Stephens
who were also killed or mortally wounded in the battle at San Jacinto
Olwyn J. Trask
died on Galveston Island on about May 20 from the effects of the would he had received
This shaft was erected in 1881 by voluntary contributions of citizens of Texas to forever mark the spot where these heroes sleep and to perpetuated a knowledge of their names and prowess
Erected 1881 by Citizens of Texas.
Topics. This monument and memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Texas Independence. A significant historical date for this entry is April 21, 1836.
Location. 29° 45.231′ N, 95° 5.357′ W. Marker is near La Porte, Texas, in Harris County. Memorial is on Park Road 1836, on the left when traveling north. Monument is located within the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3523 Independence Parkway, La Porte TX 77571, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Isaac L. Jaques (a few steps from this marker); Freeman Wilkinson (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain William Wood (within shouting distance of this marker); Peter Jefferson Duncan (within shouting distance of this marker); David Thomas (within shouting distance of this marker); Twin Sisters (within shouting distance of this marker); De Zavala Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Lorenzo De Zavala (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Porte.
Also see . . . San Jacinto, Battle of - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on November 13, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.)
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