Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Misidentifying history big time

This link goes to an ancestry site.

https://www.accessgenealogy.com/america/governor-houston-trading-post-verdigris.htm

The headline at the site says: “Governor Houston at His Trading Post on the Verdigris.”

Just about any Texan will tell you the painting is of General Houston accepting the surrender of General Santa Ana following the Battle of San Jacinto. During the battle, Houston was wounded in the foot.

If the ancestry site is as accurate with ancestry records as it is in identifying a painting of a historical incident …

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