Feeding an Army

Making dough for camp bread.


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.”

Try making your own campfire bread, just like the Texian soldiers did 187 years ago.

Where: Outside the San Jacinto Monument

Age Range: Kids 5+

Cost: Free

San Jacinto Family Day: Every first Saturday of the month, child entry is FREE all day with the purchase of an adult ticket, so bring the kids or grandkids and experience Texas history as a family! While groups are welcome to participate in the Family Day activity, free child admission only applies to families. This program is outside, so dress for the weather. In case of inclement weather, we will do a substitute program inside the San Jacinto Museum.