Adkins explained that this confirmation of Masonic membership does not provide proof of the story that Masonic membership saved General Santa Anna
's life, but rather only refutes the arguments that General Santa Anna
was not a Mason.
Readers will also learn more about General Santa Anna
, who sought to emulate Napoleon's military strategies and felt that the Alamo fell into his plans to reclaim Texas for Mexico.
The Texians' prospects seemed to improve in 1832, when a revolution led by General Santa Anna
evicted despotic Mexican President Anastasio Bustamante.
With Mexico's fortunes waning, General Santa Anna
returned from exile in Cuba to assume command of the army and soon joined forces with Ampudia and the San Patricios.
This dramatic scene on April 21st, 1836 pitted Sam Houston's greatly outnumbered Texas army against the Mexican forces of General Santa Anna
, whose shocking defeat ultimately led to the U.
This dramatic scene on April 21st, 1836 pitted Sam Houston's greatly outnumbered Texas army against and the Mexican forces of General Santa Anna
, whose shocking defeat ultimately expanded the territory of the United States to the Pacific Ocean.
But the only mention of Mexico in American history came when discussions turned to missions, General Santa Anna
and Pancho Villa - not a very distinguished list.
Women and children will depict the hardships experienced by those Texians who, with their husbands and fathers at war, were forced to gather the few belongings they could to flee the advancing forces of General Santa Anna
in what became known as the Runaway Scrape.
GENERAL Santa Anna
and 1,600 Mexican troops stormed the Texas mission after a two-week siege in 1836, killing all 189 men inside.