Experts: Spot of Mexican surrender in Texas found

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Archaeologists believe they've found the spot where hundreds of Mexican soldiers surrendered to the Texas army after a battle that sealed Texas' independence from Mexico 173 years ago.

Unfired musket balls, bayonets and cavalry ornaments were found in rows in an area about 20 yards wide and 200 yards long near an NRG Energy power plant about 20 miles east of Houston.

The Dallas Morning News reported Thursday that the heavily wooded area was long suspected to be a gold mine for artifacts from the Battle of San Jacinto, which sealed Texas' independence from Mexico on April 21, 1836.

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