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Near La Porte in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The B. R. Brigham Monument

 
 
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Inscription.  North Side:

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

Remember the Alamo



East Side:

Dead on the Field of Honor

B. R. Brigham

San Jacinto



South Side:

The Day After the Battle

The sun was sinking in the horizon as the
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battle commenced, but at the close of the conflict, the sun of liberty and independence rose in Texas, never it is to be hoped to be obscured by the clouds of despotism. We have read of deeds of chivalry and perused with ardor the annals of war; we have contemplated, with the highest emotions of sublimity, the loud roaring thunder, the desolating tornado and the withering simoom of the desert but neither of these, nor all, inspired us with emotions like those felt on this occasion! There was a general cry which pervaded the ranks Remember the Alamo, Remember La Bahia. These word electrified all. Onward was the cry. The unerring aim and irresistible energy of the Texas army could not be withstood. It was freemen fighting against the minions of tyranny and the result proved the inequality of such a contest. T. J. Rusk

Will You Come To The Bower



West Side:

This monument stands at the grave of Benjamin Rice Brigham who was mortally wounded April 21, 1836
Nearby Rest
Lemuel Stockton Blakey
John C. Hale
George A. Lamb
Dr. Wm. Junius Mottley
Mathias Cooper
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
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on the San Jacinto battlefield in the skirmish of April 20, 1836.
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

Remember Goliad

 
Erected 1881 by Citizens of Texas.
 
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
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. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on November 13, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
Categories. War, Texas Independence
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 166 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 13, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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