Gregg Dimmick, MD


The Immediate Aftermath of the Battle of San Jacinto for the Mexican Army.

Dimmick will discuss the Mexican Army and their actions in the first several days after their disastrous defeat at the Battle of San Jacinto.

About Gregg:

Gregg Dimmick, MD is a retired pediatrician who previously worked at South Texas Medical Clinics in Wharton TX. for 37 years. He is a 1974 graduate of Texas A&M University and a 1977 Graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical School.

Dr. Dimmick is an avocational archaeologist and has coauthored two archaeological reports on excavations of the retreating Mexican army of 1836. He has participated in archaeological digs at the Fannin battle site, the Alamo, and the San Jacinto battlefield.

Dimmick has written: Sea of Mud, The Retreat of the Mexican Army After San Jacinto, An Archaeological Investigation. His book was published in 2004 by Texas State Historical Association.

He has also edited a book that was written by Mexican General Vicente Filisola in 1838. The book has been translated into English by John Wheat and is entitled General Vicente Filisola’s Analysis of José Urrea’s Military Diary: A forgotten 1838 Publication by an Eyewitness to the Texas Revolution.

In January of 2011 Dimmick was honored to have been inducted as a national honorary member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas.

In Feb. of 2020 Dimmick was honored with the Daughters of the American Revolution award for history preservation.

Dr. Dimmick has appeared on the History Channel and the Discovery Channel in relation to his work on the archaeology of the Mexican army. He has spoken at various conferences on Texas History including the San Jacinto Conference, the DRT’s conference at the Alamo, the Alamo Society, and the Texas Philosophical Society.

Dimmick has served for several years on the board of directors and as chairman of the archeology committee for the San Jacinto Battleground Conservancy.

He has written a new three volume book entitled Santa Anna’s Army in the Texas Revolution. Volume 1 to be released soon from  Texas A&M University Press.

Donald Frazier, Ph.D.


Nerved for the Contest: The Battle of San Jacinto

One of the most important battles in human history occurred on a coastal prairie in Texas. Known to history as the Battle of San Jacinto, it was brief, bloody, and decisive. Learn more about the way the fight unfolded as April 21, 1836 became a watershed event in the Texas story.

About Donald:

Dr. Donald S. Frazier is the Director of The Texas Center at Schreiner University in Kerrville and is the award-winning author of several books on Texas and Borderlands history.

Frazier has taught in college classrooms at Texas Christian University, McMurry University, and Schreiner University and has worked extensively in public history. He is an elected member of the Philosophical Society of Texas, a fellow of the Texas State Historical Association, a Scholar-Director of The Texas Historical Foundation, and is an advisor to The Alamo, the Texas Education Agency, and the State Board of Education. Governor Gregg Abbott also appointed him to head the Texas 1836 Project.

Jeff Dunn


Why Did the Mexican and Texan Armies Meet at San Jacinto?
A commentary on the final days of the San Jacinto Campaign

This talk will cover the decisions made by Sam Houston and Santa Anna, and the events influencing those decisions, which resulted in their confrontation near Lynch’s crossing on the San Jacinto River on April 20, 1836

About Jeff:

Jeff Dunn is an attorney in Dallas with the law firm of Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, PC. He has written and spoken extensively on the San Jacinto campaign and is co-founder and current President of the San Jacinto Battleground Association (also known a the San Jacinto Battleground Conservancy).

Jeff was appointed to the San Jacinto Historical Advisory Board by Gov. George W. Bush and re-appointed by Gov. Rick Perry, serving as Chairman for seven years. As Chairman, he initiated the annual San Jacinto Symposium in 2001.

Jeff has also served as Chairman of the Dallas County Historical Commission and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas State Historical Association (2010-2016). Jeff graduated from Texas A&M University where he was Student Body President (1975-76) and has a graduate degree from UT Austin and law degree from SMU.

Caroline Castillo Crimm, Ph.D.


Facing change: How did Texians and Tejanos choose their future?

Dr. Carolina Castillo Crimm will speak at the Patrons Dinner and the Symposium
 and will also be part of the Tejano roundtable, “Tejanos and the Texas Revolutionary Experience”

About Caroline:

Dr. Carolina Castillo Crimm was born in Mexico City and came to the United States in 1963 at the age of 17. She completed degrees at the University of Miami, Texas Tech, and a Ph.D. at the University of Texas in Austin. She has taught for 40 years in various fields and has just retired from Sam Houston State University as a Professor Emeritus. She currently shares her love of history through her tour company and presentations both nationally and internationally.

Raúl Ramos, Ph.D.


Inventing the Republic of Texas

About Raúl:

Dr. Raúl A. Ramos is an American historian and author with expertise in borderlands history, Mexican American history, and the history of Texas. Ramos is Associate Professor of History at the University of Houston.

He received his A.B. in History and Latin American Studies from Princeton University in 1989 and his Ph.D. in History from Yale University in 1999. He joined the History faculty at the University of Houston in 2002 from his position as an assistant professor in History and Ethnic Studies at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Ramos was a Fellow at the William Clements Center and for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University from 2000-2001. In 2015, Dr. Ramos held the OAH China Residency Program Fellowship where he taught at Renmin University in Beijing.

He is the author of Beyond the Alamo: Forging Mexican Ethnicity in San Antonio, 1821-1861 published by University of North Carolina Press. Beyond the Alamo received the TR Fehrenbach Award from the Texas Historical Commission in 2009.