Feeding an Army: Campfire Bread

Dec 3 2022 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

San Jacinto Monument


A line drawing showing a soldier cooking over a campfire. Text reads: Feeding an Army

Before an army could fight, it had to be fed! Soldiers in the Texian Army were usually supplied with the basic ingredients and had to make their own food out of what was provided.

In his memoirs of the Texas Revolution, Dr. Labadie wrote that the day before the Battle of San Jacinto, he “secured a small tin pan full, and having made it into dough, I threw it on the hot embers, and in ten minutes it was bread.”

This Saturday, visitors can make their own campfire bread, just like the Texian soldiers did 186 years ago.

When: Saturday, December 3; drop in between 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: outside the San Jacinto Monument

Age Range: 5+, adults and kids welcome

Cost: Free

Note: Program will be canceled in case of rain or strong wind.

For more information, email san-jacinto-battleground@thc.texas.gov or call 281-479-2431.