History Under the Star: Sam Houston, Scots-Irish Military Traditions, and the Victory at San Jacinto

Nov 19 2022 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

San Jacinto Monument

TX

graphic showing an aerial view of the San Jacinto Monument; text reads: History Under the Star Sam Houston, Scots-Irish Military Traditions, and the Victory at San Jacinto

While the men who fought at the Battle of San Jacinto were too young to have participated in the American Revolution fifty-three years earlier, it loomed large in their minds. Many of them, including Sam Houston, were the sons or grandsons of American Revolution veterans, and the Scots-Irish military traditions used in the battles of Culloden, King’s Mountain, and Cowpens influenced the later battles in Texas.

Join us on Saturday, November 19, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for our History Under the Star lecture “Sam Houston, Scots-Irish Military Traditions, and the Victory at San Jacinto” with David Furlow to learn more about Scots-Irish military traditions influenced the Texas Revolution. Mr. Furlow is an attorney, historian, archaeological journalist, and a trustee of Pilgrim Hall and the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society. He serves as the Executive Editor of the Journal of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society and has published widely on early Texas and Colonial history.  

Date: Saturday, November 19

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | talk 5:00 – 6:00, Q&A 6:00 – 6:30, reception 6:30 – 7:00

Location: San Jacinto Museum

Cost: $5 per person/$3 per museum member; students are free. Buy your tickets now.

This program is made possible in part by a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and is supported by a generous donation from H-E-B. Any views, findings conclusions or recommendations expressed in the program do not necessarily represent those of Humanities Texas or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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