During the Battle of San Jacinto April 21, 1836, 9 Texans died, compared to the 1,360 Mexicans who lost their lives. The fighting quickly went from rifles to hand-to-hand. As the Texans overwhelmed the Mexicans, the Mexicans fled into the swamps and marshes.
In the book The Raven: A Biography of Sam Houston, it is noted some of the Mexicans were screaming “Me no Alamo !” as Texans gave the Mexicans the same quarter that was shown at the Alamo and Goliad.
The battle only lasted about 18 minutes. But the slaughter continued for an hour or so after the main battle ended.
After Santa Anna was captured he was treated with the upmost respect by Sam Houston.
Sam was wounded during the battle and almost died from infection.
I feel that this kind of spirit is mostly dead. As Bain said in Dark Knight Rises, “victory has defeated you.” We have allowed ourselves to become weak and complacent.
Chances are the founding father would have revolted over an income tax, must less the federal reserve, gun control and various excessive taxation.
Americans have grown fat and lazy. We no longer care about freedom, but instead are content in our subjugation. […]