Lecture: San Jacinto - The Experience of Battle

Image of the top of the San Jacinto Monument with its three-dimensional star, also the text History Under the Star Lecture Series San Jacinto: The Experience of Battle with Dr. Stephen Hardin

History Under The Star

San Jacinto: The Experience of Battle


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,” renowned 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 RevolutionLust 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.

The talk will run from 5:00 to 6:00 and will be followed by a time for questions and answers, and a reception.

Cost: $5 per person/$3 for Museum members; students are free.  Purchase your ticket today.

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