San Jacinto Museum of History

Feeding an Army: Campfire Bread

May 20, 2023, noon to 3:00

Two children pat dough into biscuits.


Before an army could fight, it had to be fed!  Soldiers in the Texas Army were usually supplied with the basic ingredients and had to make their own food out of what was provided.

In his memoirs of the Texas Revolution, Dr. Labadie wrote that the day before the Battle of San Jacinto, he “secured a small tin pan full, and having made it into dough, I threw it on the hot embers, and in ten minutes it was bread.”

On Saturday, May 20, visitors can make their own campfire bread, just like the Texian soldiers did 187 years ago.  Drop in between noon and 3:00 p.m. outside the San Jacinto Monument, for a free experience for adults and kids aged 5 and up.

The program will be canceled in case of rain or strong wind.

For more information, email  or call 281-479-2431.

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