By William R Sanford
Crushing losses on the Alamo and Goliad despatched the Texans reeling. With the enhanced Mexican military poised for victory, normal Sam Houston commanded all that remained of the Texas military struggling with for its independence. drastically outnumbered, basic Houston fixed his white horse and led his squaddies into conflict at San Jacinto. astonishing the Mexican troops with their daring assault, the fiery Texans rallied to an overpowering victory, claiming their independence. one of many founders of Texas, Sam Houston served the nation as a governor and senator—but he is so much remembered as an American hero.
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