Marker Details

Where Santa Anna Surrendered to Houston, Site of

3523 Battleground Road (Independence Parkway)

La Porte , 77571

This marker replaced D.R.T. Marker No. 20 of 20; Louis Lenz Inventory #13 of 71; approved by San Jacinto Chapter of Daughters of the Republic; on reverse side of stone is an etched scene of the surrender of Santa Anna, per painting by Huddle; monument in DeZavala Plaza area; NOTE the original DRT marker #20 was replaced by the state as part of the 1937 monument landscaping project, the original marker was to be refaced & was removed, the disposition of the original DRT #20 marker is unknown.
Directions: West side of Battleground Road, DeZavala Plaza area, southwest of the Sun-Dial area toward the bayou

Key Time Period: 1836 - 1845 Republic of Texas

Corretions/New Research:

Marker Text: Beneath an oak tree that grew on this site

General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, President

and Dictator of the Republic of Mexico, was

brought a captive April 22, 1836, before General Sam Houston, Commander-in-chief of the Army

of Texas, who had been painfully wounded on

the day previous in the Battle of San Jacinto.

Known to have been

among the captors

of Santa Anna were

James Austin Sylvester

Joel Walter Robison

Joseph D. Vermillion

Alfred H. Miles

David Cole
Marker Type: Granite, replacement
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission

Key Map Information: 499 P

GPS Coordinates: 29 45.213, 95 05.456

Precinct No: 2

Marker No: 00119