ep 27: Snooze You Loose

Most of you have probably heard of Antonio López de Santa Anna, the self-proclaimed “Napoleon of the West,” and the story of the Alamo. What you probably haven’t heard is how, just a few months after the Alamo, Santa Anna parked his army directly next to Sam Houston’s much smaller American force by the San Jacinto River and ordered everyone to take a siesta. Houston literally caught the Mexican force napping and after convincing himself that the scene before him wasn’t some heat-induced hallucination, he plowed his troops through Santa Anna’s army while they slept, crushing them in just 18 minutes!

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Notes:

https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/qes04
https://www.history.com/topics/mexico/battle-of-san-jacinto
https://www.tsl.texas.gov/treasures/republic/san-jacinto.html
https://www.thoughtco.com/texas-revolution-battle-of-san-jacinto-2360835

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