Military Coat of Colonel Juan Morales
Commander at the Battles of the Alamo and Coleto
This regimental uniform was worn by Mexican Army Colonel Juan Morales (1802–1847) who commanded Mexican forces for Santa Anna during the Texas Revolution battles at the Alamo and Coleto Creek. At the Alamo on March 6, 1836, Morales led 100 troops to the south end of the compound where they seized the Texian's 18-pounder cannon and turned it on the Texan troops. They also successfully took the Alamo's main gate, allowing the Mexican Army to enter freely.
After the battle, Santa Anna directed Morales to march toward Goliad to reinforce Mexican troops fighting Colonel James Fannin's men. On March 18, Morales's 500 veteran troops joined forces with the Mexican Army led by José de Urrea to defeat Fannin's command in the Battle of Coleto on March 19–20, 1836.
Loaned to the Bullock Museum from the San Jacinto Museum of History
Clothing and Accessories
17" H x 38" L
Time Period: 1835 - 1844
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