Where Are The Archives?
The Archives War
How It All Started
On a beautiful spring day in March of 1842, a Mexican force under General Rafael Vasquez invaded Texas. Many Texans were not prepared for this attack. Vasquez had with him 700 soldiers and attacked many Texas cities including San Antonio, Goliad, Refugio, and Victoria. Which was was caused by the actions of the Lamar Administration. On March 10th, President Sam Houston called an emergency session of the Texas Congress. " I have decided that the government archives be withdrawn from the capital, due to the fear of many Texans that the Mexican forces will attack Austin, " Sam Houston stated.
Sam Houston was the president of Texas at that time, working in his second term.
Angelina was a resident who lived in Austin, and led a group of people to stop the rangers from taking the archives to Houston.
Austin Texas, 1843
This is where the Archives War took place.