Sam Houston

Sam Houston

War of 1812 · US Army

An important figure in Texas history, Sam Houston served in various political positions, including as president of the Republic of Texas, U.S. senator for Texas, and Texas governor. Houston was instrumental in gaining Texas's independence from Mexico in the Texas Revolution and later in Texas's annexation by the United States.

War of 1812 (1812 - 1815)


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Conflict Period

War of 1812

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United States of America

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Stories about Sam Houston

Battle of San Jacinto

  • La Porte, Texas

On April 21, 1836, Sam Houston led his troops to a decisive victory against Santa Anna's Mexican forces during the Texas Revolution. Less than 10 Texans died, while more than 600 Mexicans perished (and even more were captured). Santa Anna would soon after sign a treaty that would pave the way to Texas becoming an independent country.

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