The Archives War

Archives Wars info

Mexican leaders were mad with Lamar's actions, or administration, which led to Mexican raids in Texas. One day in the spring of 1842, Rafael Vasquez and 700 men (soldiers) entered Texas to attack San Antonio, Goliad, Victoria, and Refugio after the raids they did, they returned back to Mexico. People from Texas were starting hearing that Mexican troops were invading Texas which made the people to panic, so Sam Houston took action by removing the archives from the capital, but the people of Austin disagreed with his idea because they thought that he was going to move the capital back to Houston, so when they saw officials loading a wagon with the archives the shot at the officials. In September of 1842, Mexico attacked again at Woll's force located in salado creek. They Mexican Troops retreated taking whit them captives.