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THE POWER OF A CAUSE

On April 21, 1845 a Texas Army, who had been running from the Mexican Army since the defeat of the Alamo, came upon the Mexican Army led by Santa Anna just a few miles from here at Lynch’s Ferry, now called Lynchburg Ferry.

General Sam Houston ordered that Vince’s Bridge be blown up leaving no way of escape for the Mexican Army, or the Texas Army. It was victory or death. They had a cause.

As they went into battle they cried out, "Remember the Alamo" as they sought to defeat the foes of the Alamo. In that battle, 630 Mexican soldiers were killed and 730 taken prisoner. Only 9 Texans were killed.

Why were the results so lopsided? Was it training or experience? No, they had a cause.

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