(place) River in SE Tex., flowing into Galveston Bay: in a battle (1836) near its mouth, troops under Sam Houston won Tex. from Mexico: 100 mi (161 km)
San-jacinto Sentence Examples
Houston now assumed active command and retreated before Santa Anna until he reached the San Jacinto river, where he dealt the enemy a crushing blow and brought the war to an end; nearly all of Santa Anna's army were killed, wounded or taken prisoners, and even Santa Anna himself was captured the next day, while the Texans lost only two killed and twenty-three wounded.
Santa-Anna invaded Texas and gained some successes, but was surprised and taken prisoner at San Jacinto on the 21st of April 1836.
In April 1836 Texas won its independence at the Battle of San Jacinto.