History Under the Star: San Jacinto – The Experience of Battle

Jun 17 2023 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

San Jacinto Museum

Graphic showing the San Jacinto Monument from above. Text reads: History Under the Star Lecture Series San Jacinto: The Experience of Battle with Dr. Stephen Hardin

Military historians often fall into the trap of looking at battle from the bird’s-eye view of the commanders. After all, they are the ones making the decisions and often leaving the most detailed accounts. However, this perspective ignores the experience of the rank-and-file soldiers on the ground. In "San Jacinto: The Experience of Battle," renown Texan historian Stephen Hardin uses countless first-hand accounts of the Battle of San Jacinto to examine the Texian soldier’s experience of battle.

Dr. Stephen Hardin is one of the leading experts in Texas military and social history. He received his PhD in history from Texas Christian University and currently teaches as McMurry University in Abilene. He has published widely on Texas history, including Texian Iliad: A Military History of the Texas Revolution; Lust for Glory: An Epic Story of Early Texas and the Sacrifice that Defined a Nation; and Texian Macabre: The Melancholy Tale of a Hanging in Early Houston.

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023

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 online.

This program is made possible in part by a generous grant from the George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation.

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