Battle of San Jacinto – On April 21, 1836, Sam Houston ordered Deaf Smith to burn Vince’s Bridge (the way out of San Jacinto) and attacked the Mexican Army about 3:00pm. Houston led the Texas forces of 800 men against Santa Anna’s Mexican forces of 1300 men. The Texans were inspired to “Remember the Alamo!” and “Remember Goliad!”. Juan Seguín, a messenger for Houston who formerly served Travis at the Alamo, led the Tejanos into battle. It is the shortest battle in history that lasted 18 minutes. Santa Anna, the self-proclaimed “Napoleon of the West”, was captured the next day and surrendered all rights to Texas to Sam Houston.