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On This Day: April 21, 1836 – The Battle of San Jacinto – Video, Links

The Battle of San Jacinto
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“All the Mexican soldiers’ bodies lay where they were killed for years or decades after the battle. Houston and Santa Anna both refused to order their soldiers to bury the dead so they lay on the property of Margaret “Peggy” McCormick who owned the land where the battle took place. Houston refused to bury the bodies because the Mexicans cremated all of the executed fallen Texan soldiers at Goliad and the Alamo and Santa Anna for some unknown reason refused to order his soldiers, now prisoners of war, to bury their fallen comrades. McCormick asked Houston in-person to bury the now rotting Mexican corpses, but Houston simply responded that she should be honored that her property is now the site of the battle that won Texan independence.”
Battle of San Jacinto – Aftermath ☞ Wikipedia

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