Juan Seguín Essay

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Juan Seguín Juan Nepomuceno Seguín Born 27 October 1806 San Antonio, Texas Died August 27, 1890 ( age 83) Nuevo Laredo, Mexico Allegiance Republic of Texas Service/branch Texan Army, Republic of Texas Militia, Republic of Texas Army Years of service 1835–1836, 1836–1842 Rank Colonel Unit Texan volunteer and regular army Battles/wars Battle of Concepcion Siege of Bexar Siege of the Alamo Runaway Scrape Battle of San Jacinto Texas-Indian Wars Juan Nepomuceno Seguin – Was a 19th-century Texas Senator, mayor, judge, and Justice of the Peace and a prominent participant in the Texas Revolution. Juan Nepomuceno Seguin was born in San Antonio de Bexar on October 27, 1806. He was the older of two sons of Erasmo Seguin…show more content…
He then returned with men to reinforce the Alamo, but was to late it had already had fallen to Santa Anna's army. Seguin returned with his company to Gonzales, where they joined with Houston. Seguin was a significant part of the Texan victory at San Jacinto, where he commanded the 9th Company, Second Regiment Texas Volunteers and then pursued remnants of the Mexican Army following the battle. After Texas became a republic, Seguin was named head of the San Antonio military, commanding a force to defend Texas's western frontier. In 1839, Seguin, captain of a Texas force of about fifty-four men, again protected the colonists in the Henry Karnes campaign against the Comanche Indians. Texas Senator and mayor Seguin was elected as a Texas Senator from 1837 to 1840 and worked closely with Congressman José Antonio Navarro to introduce and support the best interests of the citizens of Texas. In 1839, Juan Seguin at a town thirty miles east of San Antonio, he was honored by parade and celebration. That newly named town would now bear his own name, Seguin and then Seguin became mayor of San Antonio in 1841. Challenges Texas became flooded by adventurous and land hungry North Americans that were unfamiliar with the native Texans' history and
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