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The San Jacinto Corn

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 5
Page count: 5
Categories: Historical Fiction, War



Appeared in

Cricket Magazine Vol 31, Num 2, Oct 2003

Story Summary

After Daniel's and Joseph's pa died at the Alamo, the boys joined Sam Houston's brigade to fight for Texas independence. After Santa Anna's surrender, Sam Houston passed around an ear of corn from their meager supplies and encouraged each soldier to take a kernel home so that they could cultivate the arts of peace as nobly as they had mastered the arts of war.