Saturday is the 205th anniversary of Texas’ deadliest battle
The Alamo will host a lecture Saturday on the Battle of Medina to commemorate the 205th anniversary of the deadliest battle ever fought on Texas soil.
About 1,000 rebels, mostly Tejano and Native Americans, were killed by the Spanish Royal Army in the battle, which unfolded somewhere south of San Antonio on Aug. 18, 1813. The battle ended the first Texas revolution, thwarting an independent republic that flew an emerald green flag, having declared independence four months earlier.
The Spanish forces included a young lieutenant, Antonio López de Santa Anna, who would become the Mexican president and generalísimo best known in Texas history for ordering a predawn assault on the Alamo on March 6, 1836. Although many have speculated that the site of the main engagement of the moving battle was in southern Bexar or northern Atascosa County, a specific location has not been archaeologically confirmed.
Saturday’s lecture by Alamo Historian Bruce Winders is set to begin at noon in Alamo Hall, at the rear, southeast corner of the Alamo complex. The event is free.
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