The Battle of Medina

By Stu Hoyt

Each year the William HightowerChapter helps sponsor the Battle of Medina which occurred on 18 Aug 1813. One Revolutionary Ancestor Peter Sides was know to have been killed in that battle. The ceremony starts at the memorial under the Big Oak and a seminar is held in Pleasanton in the afternoon. From Left to right are Tom Green (Former Chapter member now living in Pearland), Tom Jones, Unknown SRT member from SA, Jim Clements (Patrick Henry), John Thompson (Houston), Stu Hoyt, Robert Hites (Patrick Henry) and Mike Bailey (Houston). This year Tom Green and Stu Hoyt laid a wreathe at the memorial site to honor Peter Sides. A number of people representing the Northern Expeditionary Force, Texians, Native American Indians and even the Mexican Army join together in a three round Salute to the fallen.