LITERATURE + LECTURES
HMNS Distinguished Lecture Series: The Sea of Mud : Archaeology of the Mexican Army after San Jacinto
July 11, 2011
The Houston Museum of Natural Science presents an HMNS Distinguished Lecture Series. Fascinating Speakers, Cutting Edge Science. Hear about the latest scientific discoveries - from the world's foremost experts. Throughout the year, HMNS hosts a variety of distinguished lecturers to enhance your understanding of a current exhibition or provide new perspectives on captivating topics.
Monday, July 11, at 7:00pm
The Sea of Mud : Archaeology of the Mexican Army after San Jacinto
Gregg Dimmick, M.D.
Two weeks of the most consequential events of the entire Texas Revolution in 1836 have been missing from the historical record - the story of the Mexican Army following the Battle of San Jacinto when General Antonio López de Santa Anna was captured and supposedly ordered his troops to leave Texas. Ten years of archaeology and archival research have brought Gregg Dimmick a new understanding of this forgotten story of the Texas Revolution - findings that now render most Texas history books’ accounts of the events invalid.
Gregg Dimmick will discuss the Mexican Army surrender site at San Jacinto, the astonishing skulls of San Jacinto battlefield, and the “Sea of Mud,” where 2,500 Mexican soldiers and 1,500 female camp followers foundered in the muddy fields following the Battle of San Jacinto.
Following the lecture Dr. Dimmick will sign copies of his two books Sea of Mud, The Retreat of the Mexican Army After San Jacinto, An Archeological Investigation and General Vicente Filisola's Analysis of Jose Urrea's Military Diary; A Forgotten 1838 Publication by an Eyewitness to the Texas Revolution.