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  • n. Mexican general who tried to crush the Texas revolt and who lost battles to Winfield Scott and Zachary Taylor in the Mexican War (1795-1876)


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  • This is a time of year that we have a lot of high winds, what are called the Santa Anna winds, and this is very high temperatures, low humidities and high winds.

    CNN Transcript Sep 29, 2005

  • LAMB: Is there any way to relate the idea of Santa Anna coming to this town and being, you know, entertained by the president to today?

    Sword of San Jacinto: A Life of Sam Houston

  • On July 9, near the coast of New Spain, a ship of one hundred and twenty tons was taken, from one of the crew of which, Michael Sancius from Marseilles, they first heard of "the great shippe called The Santa Anna, vvhich vve aftervvard tooke comming from the Philippinas."

    History of the Philippine Islands

  • "Santa Anna --" began Ned, but she stepped quickly forward and put her hand upon his mouth, whispering sharply:

    Ahead of the Army

  • At this re-enactment, staged on the ground where it happened, near the San Jacinto monument, Hilario de la Pena, a Mexican-American from San Antonio, Texas, played the role of Santa Anna, who was sent to Texas to restore order.

    Texas Celebrates Battle that Led to Independence from Mexico

  • So even if Santa Anna had won this battle, he would not have been able to maintain control of Texas.

    Texas Celebrates Battle that Led to Independence from Mexico

  • "And that is why Santa Anna opened up immigration to what is now the United States."

    Texas Celebrates Battle that Led to Independence from Mexico

  • Uncertain which avenue Scott would take, but still focused on the south, Santa Anna was reluctant to shift additional veteran units to Chapultepec, a castle-like edifice housing the Mexican Military College.

    Between War and Peace

  • When the invaders reached the city of Jalapa the Mexican Congress prohibited Santa Anna from seeking a diplomatic opening, though Scott wrote Taylor that this was the right moment for a peace, or an armistice.

    Between War and Peace

  • Mexican military engineers supplemented the castle with entrenchments and cannon emplacements, but for an adequate defense Santa Anna needed to double the troops he had assigned there.

    Between War and Peace


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