".....waving his hat and shouting "San Jacinto! San Jacinto! The Mexicans are whipped and Santa Anna a prisoner." The scene that followed beggars description. People embraced, laughed and wept and prayed, all in one breath. As the moon rose over the vast flower-decked prairie, the soft southern wind carried peace to tired hearts and grateful slumber. As battles go, San Jacinto was but a skirmish; but with what mighty consequences! The lives and the liberty of a few hundred pioneers at stake and an empire won! Look to it, you Texans of today, with happy homes, mid fields of smiling plenty, that the blood of the Alamo, Goliad, and San Jacinto sealed forever . Texas, one and indivisible!" --Mrs. Kate Scurry Terrell describing the scene among refugee families on the Sabine River.''
The quote above is from the account of Mrs. Kate Scurry Terrell, describing the Battle of San Jacinto.
Today is the anniversary of that event, which happened on April 21, 1836. On that day, the Texans routed Santa Anna's army, prevailing over long odds, and establishing the independence of Texas. This story should be especially inspiring today when I hear so many people talking about our present gloomy situation in this country.
I blog about this event every year, and my post from two years ago, called 'Texas, one and indivisible!' is here, for those who have not previously read it.