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

Mexican Surrender

 
 
Mexican Surrender Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, November 4, 2018
1. Mexican Surrender Marker
Inscription.  Many of the Mexican soldiers who escaped the initial bloodshed were taken prisoner.

After the Texans won the battle, they continued chasing down and killing Mexican soldiers. Few were allowed to surrender in the immediate aftermath. However, the exhausted Texans finally began rounding up groups to capture near sunset.

Mexican Colonel Juan N. Almonte, Santa Anna's aide, noticed that the Texans were killing individual soldiers and sparing groups. He rounded up nearly 200 men for an organized surrender. In all, the Texans took around 700 prisoners, many of whom were captured the day after the battle.

Tradition holds that this is the location of Almonte's surrender, but ongoing archaeological research suggests multiple surrender sites all along Peggy Lake.
 
Location. 29° 44.558′ N, 95° 4.391′ W. Marker is near La Porte, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is on Park Road 1836 North 0.9 miles east of Vista Road, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located within the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site. Touch for map.
Mexican Surrender Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, November 4, 2018
2. Mexican Surrender Marker
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. Almonte Captured (here, next to this marker); Mexican Breastworks (approx. 0.4 miles away); Santa Anna's Camp (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mexican Cannon (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Mexican Breastworks (approx. 0.4 miles away); Houston Wounded (approx. half a mile away); Mexican Position (approx. 0.7 miles away); San Jacinto Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Porte.
 
Also see . . .
1. San Jacinto, Battle of - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on November 6, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 

2. Almonte, Juan Nepomuceno - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on November 6, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
Categories. War, Texas Independence
 
Nearby Marker Denoting the Site of Almonte's Capture image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, November 4, 2018
3. Nearby Marker Denoting the Site of Almonte's Capture
No 17
Almonte captured
and greatest carnage
of battle occurred.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 61 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 6, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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