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Capture of Santa Anna, Site of the

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Year: 1916
Marker Number: 00200
Street: N. Shaver Road, Washburn Tunnel service road/South
City: Pasadena
Zip Code: 77506
Longitude: 95 12.768
Latitude: 29 43.492
Key Map: 536C
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This point is the approximate site of the capture of Santa Anna, the President of Mexico and Commander of the Mexican Army, by James A. Sylvester, Joel W. Robinson, Edward Miles, Sr. R. Bostick, Joseph M. Vermillion and [blank] Thompson, all soldiers of the army of General Sam Houston. Santa Anna had made his escape disguised in the uniform of a private soldier on horseback in the night of the battle of San Jacinto April 21st. He was captured on the 22nd and taken back to the camp on the battleground where General Houston lay wounded. The salutation "El Presidente" of the wounded Mexican prisoners revealed his identity. Approved by San Jacinto Chapter of Daughters of the Republic, The San JacintoState Park Commission; Governor O. B. Colquitt, erected March 2, 1916.



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