The Statue of Thomas J. Rusk on The El Camino Real in Historic Nacogdoches

Picture of statue of Thomas J. Rusk on The El Camino Real in Historic Nacogdoches

The Statue of Thomas J. Rusk on The El Camino Real in Historic Nacogdoches

"....a Volume would not contain the many deeds of individual daring and Bravery
each Captain has been required to make report
and I hope justice will be done to all the brave and noble spirits
who mingled in the glorious achievement of this day....
All have my highest approbation
with such men sustained as we shall be by the Patriots and lovers of Liberty in our Mother Country,
hateful despotism cannot find a resting place for the sole of her foot
upon the beautiful plains of Texas....
This glorious achievement is attributable not to superior force
but to the valor of our soldiers and the sanctity of our cause....
Never in the annals of war was the interposition of divine providence signally displayed....
This Brave Band achieved a victory as glorious as any on the records of history
and the happy consequences will be felt in Texas by....generations to come...."


(excerpts from the report by Thomas J. Rusk on the victory of the Texas forces at the Battle of San Jacinto, April 21, 1836)


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