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History Matters: Recognizing the anniversary of Texas' independence

Dr. Gary Joiner
Dr. Gary Joiner
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Dr. Gary Joiner

April 21 marks the 177th anniversary of one of the great milestones in Texas history. Commentator Gary Joiner offers a profile of the Battle of San Jacinto.

Gary Joiner is a cartographer and an associate professor of history at LSU in Shreveport. He is the author or editor of 12 books including “Shiloh and the Western Campaign of 1862,” “One Damn Blunder From Beginning to End: The Red River Campaign in 1864,” “Through the Howling Wilderness: The Red River Campaign and Union Failure in 1864,” “Red River Steamboats,” and “Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy: Mississippi Squadron.”