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Sam Houston notes of April 19, 1836

On April 19, 1836, Sam Houston made notes of his plans to meet Santa Anna on the battlefield. This document is one of several copies Houston made and sent to various friends for safekeeping in case he did not survive the battle.

 

Sam Houston




Sam Houston It is almost impossible to overstate the influence of Sam Houston on Texas history. For thirty years, Sam Houston was the dominant star around which the Texas political constellations revolved. The Texas State Library and Archives has additional information about Houston on other on-line exhibits, including:


Giants of Texas History


Portraits of Texas Governors


The McArdle Notebooks


Indian Relations in Texas


The Story of the Texas Navy

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At a Glance

Houston signature

Second President of Texas


Served: Oct. 22, 1836 - Dec. 10, 1838

Born: March 2, 1793 in Rockbridge County, Virginia


Died: July 26, 1863 in Huntsville, Texas

No first lady (divorced)

         



 
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