APRIL 18, 1847

Stone, Ron
January 1984
Book of Texas Days;1984, p67
The article focuses on the occurrence of the battle of Sierra Gorda in the Mexican War on April 18, 1847. The battle is significant for two reasons. One, it produced one of the great battle reports in history. It also changed Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna's life, for the U.S. forces captured his carriage, which contained cash, important papers, a hot meal, and the his wooden leg.


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