Houston Archeological Society Lecture: "Archeology at the San Jacinto Battleground"
As featured speaker, Houston Archeological Society member Dr. Gregg J. Dimmick will address "The Surrender of Almonte at the Battle of San Jacinto." He will discuss the discovery of a Mexican army site 1 1/2 miles southeast of the San Jacinto Battleground. He will show the artifacts and the facts that eventually led the archeological team headed up by Roger Moore and project director Douglas Mangum to conclude that this was likely the site of the surrender of approximately 300 Mexican soldiers who had fled the battleground. Dimmick will explain how, as in this case, the archeological and the historical accounts seem to fit together smoothly.
Dimmick is a pediatrician by profession but is also a published author, historian and avocational archeologist. His first writings were published field reports of the Houston Archeological Society dealing with the Mexican Army's retreat through Wharton County after the defeat at San Jacinto.
Dimmick's first book, Sea of Mud: The Retreat of the Mexican Army after San Jacinto, An Archeological Investigation was published by the Texas State Historical Association in 2004. In 2007, TSHA published General Vicente Filisola's Analysis of Jose Urrea's Military Diary: A Forgotten 1838 Publication by an Eyewitness (of the) Texas Revolution, edited by Dimmick and translated by John Wheat. Dimmick continues to participate in archeological and historical investigations at San Jacinto.