Texas Revolution

Battles of the Texas Revolution

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Battle of Gonzales

When Domingo de Ugartechea, military commander in Texas, received word that the American colonist of Gonzales refused to surrender a small cannon that had been given to that settlement in 1831 as a defense against the Indians, he dispatched Francisco Castaneda and 100 dragoons to retrieve it.
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Battle of Velasco

Unaware that the conflict at Anahuac was over, John Austin's group loaded their cannon on a ship at Brazos. They soon reached the settlement of Velasco, near the mouth of the Brazos River. Colonel Domingo de Ugartechea commander of the Mexican troops, refused to let the rebels pass. On June 26, 1832 fighting broke out. Men on both sides were killed and wounded during the battle.
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Battle of Agua Dulce creek

An engagement of the Texas Revolution and an aftermath of the Controversial Mataomoros expedition of 1835-36, occurred 26 miles below San Patricio on March 2, 1836. Dr. James Grant and his party of 23 Americans and 3 Mexicans were surprised and defeated by a Mexican force under Jose de Urrea. Six of the volunteers escaped, five of whom joined James W. Fannin, Jr. at Goliad and were killed in the Goliad Massacre on March 27; 6 were captured and taken to Matamoros as prisoners; all others were killed in the engagement.
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Battle of Coleto

The culmination of the Goliad Campaign of 1836, occurred near creek in Goliad county on March 19 and 20, 1836. It was one of the most significant engagements of the Texas Revolution. Final battle of the Goliad Campaign. The battle of Coleto lasted until after sunset on march 19. Dr. Joseph H. Barnard recorded that seven of his comrades had been killed and sixty wounded, Fannin among them. Urrea retired because he was out of ammunition. His casualties were heavy as well. Ultimately, the Texans under Fannin suffered ten deaths on March. Texans position and grouped for battle at 6:15 A.M., March 20. 342 of the captured Texans were not pardoned but were executed on March 27, in the Goliad Massacre.
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Battle of San Patricio

Was an outgrowth of the Matamoros Expedition of 1835-36. Shortly after the defeat of Gen. Martin Perfectodecos at the Alamo there was a clamor among newly arrived volunteers from the United States to mount a campaign to strike a crippling blow on the Mexican army in their homeland. From the Johnson forces 20 Texans were killed, 32 captured and one Mexican loss, 4 wounded. Johnson and 4 others escaped and preceded to Goliad.
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Battle of San Jacinto

Was the concluding event of the Texas Revolution. On March 13, 1836 the revolutionary army at Gonzales began to retreat eastward. It crossed the Colorado River on March 17 and camped near present Columbus on March 20, recruiting and reinforcements having increased its size to 1,200 men. Sam Houston's scouts reported Mexican troops west of Colorado to number 1,325. On March 25 the Texans learned of James W. Fannin's defeat of Goliad, and many of the men left the army to join their families on the runaway scrape.

Citations

"Battle of Gonzales." Battle of Gonzales. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Dec. 2014.



"Artist Sketch of the Battle of Velasco, Showing Fort Velasco on the Right and a Ship in the Brazos River Firing on the Fort." Artist Sketch of the Battle of Velasco, Showing Fort Velasco on the Right and a Ship in the Brazos River Firing on the Fort. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Dec. 2014.



"Agua Dulce People." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 18 Dec. 2014.



"Schematic of Battlefield at Coleto Creek." Schematic of Battlefield at Coleto Creek. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Dec. 2014.


"San Patricios: The Irish Men That Died for Mexico." - History Forum ~ All Empires. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Dec. 2014.


"San Jacinto Descendants." San Jacinto Descendants. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Dec. 2014.