The song “The Yellow Rose of Texas” refers to a mulatto slave named Emily West Morgan, who reportedly helped Texas win the Texas Revolution. Owned by Texas Col. James Morgan, Morgan was captured by the Mexican army and held hostage by General Antonio López de Santa Anna. Forced to spend the day satisfying the General, he forgot to warn his Mexican army about the Texas soldiers, thus getting caught by surprise and losing the Battle of San Jacinto
LEADING THE FIGHT On the holy ground what would be called Texas, a general with the righteous cause of freedom raced across the battlefield of San Jacinto. Vastly outnumbered and in broad daylight, Sam Houston was so far ahead of the rest of his men that he drew all the fire from Santa Anna’s Mexican army.
ALAMO: THE PRICE OF FREEDOM is a stirring tribute to the 189 Texans, Tejanos and settlers who defended the besieged Alamo for 13 days against the Mexican Army of General Santa Anna. Although they were defeated, the memory of the battle rallied Texas troops to fight for independence, and it created the battle cry for generations of Americans, “Remember the Alamo!”
Mexican infantry uniforms from the time of the Texas War for Independence by Bill Younghusband from Osprey’s volume “Santa Anna’s Mexican Army.” Here the Fusilier NCO wears the 1831 double-breasted coat with red lapels and white piping. The shako features the tri-color plume with yellow lace and cords. The chin-scales and plate are brass. Shako decoration seemed to vary somewhat. Cords were often left with the baggage, and lace could appear at the crown or base, the crown only, or not at…
What?! Mexican Army Invades America Through Arizona! “Authorities in Arizona confirmed the U.S. was actually invaded by a number of soldiers from the Mexican Army." Avatar of B. Christopher Agee B. Christopher Agee — May 2, 2014 Read more at http://www.westernjournalism.com/report-mexican-army-invades-arizona/#4ZjQYqk5aVU1aHud.99