Feeding an Army: Campfire Bread

May 20 2023 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

San Jacinto Museum

One Monument Circle
La Porte, TX 77571

graphic showing two kids kneading dough for bread. Text reads: Feeding an Army: Campfire Bread

An army marches on its stomach! Soldiers in the Texas 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.”

Try making your own campfire bread, just like the Texian soldiers did 187 years ago.

When: Saturday, May 20; 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.

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