Amputated Limb Gave Santa Anna a Leg Up

Whatever his flaws, and there were many, Santa Anna’s strong point was his uncanny ability for manipulating Mexican public opinion.  One of the best — or worst — examples was his ceremonial burial in 1842 of the leg he lost to a French cannonball in the “Pastry War.”

That’s the subject of my “This Week in Texas History” column for the week of Wednesday, September 25 through Tuesday, October 1.  Be sure to catch it in your local newspaper or buy a 52-week email subscription to the best and oldest column of its kind on this website.

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