The Archives War

Why this happened

Thanks to the Lamar Administration, Texas angered the Mexicans and caused them to raid its cities. One raid in the spring of 1842 made many Texans panic. Fearing an invasion on Austin, Sam Houston ordered Texas' beloved documents back to Houston. However, some Austin residents hated this idea and started a rebellion.

What happened

One woman named Angelina Eberly led a rebellion against Sam Houston. She and her followers shot at anyone trying to load Texas documents on to wagons. This shortly ended with the documents back in Austin. In September 1842, Mexico invaded Texas again, but retreated once Texas soldiers went to fight back.