History Under the Star: San Jacinto – The Experience of Battle

One Monument Circle La Porte, TX 77571
  • Presented By: San Jacinto Museum
  • Dates: June 17, 2023
  • Location: San Jacinto Museum
  • Address: One Monument Circle
  • Phone: (281) 479-2431
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Price: $5 per person/$3 per museum member; students are free.
  • Admission: $5 per person/$3 per museum member; students are free.

Military historians often fall into the trap of looking at battle from the bird’s-eye view of the commanders. After all, they are the ones making the decisions and often leaving the most detailed accounts. However, this perspective ignores the experience of the rank-and-file soldiers on the ground. In "San Jacinto: The Experience of Battle," renown Texan historian Stephen Hardin uses countless first-hand accounts of the Battle of San Jacinto to examine the Texian soldier’s experience of battle.

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