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Keywords:Campsite Marking Start of San Jacinto Campaign, Texas Historical Marker"."Gonzales County Historical Marker
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size5.6 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken7-Jul-12 07:07
Date modified7-Jul-12 07:07
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Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length32 mm
Focal length (35mm)48 mm
Max lens aperturef/4.1
Exposure1/200 at f/4.2
FlashFired, auto mode, return light detected
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 250
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Campsite Marking Start of San Jacinto Campaign

Campsite Marking Start of San Jacinto Campaign

Gonzales County, Texas
29 29.826' N 97 27.209' W

Text: On March 11, 1836, Sam Houston, leader of Texas Revolutionary Forces, arrived here to organize the second volunteer army. On March 13, he heard of the massacre of Alamo defenders and that the Mexican army was advancing toward Gonzales. He ordered the town burned so that the enemy might find no food or shelter upon their arrival. He then marched east, establishing his next camp at "Sam Houston Oak" (10 miles east). After several weeks of maneuvering his forces into an advantageous position, he led them to victory at San Jacinto on April 21.