By: Cole Lopez
ARRIVAL OF GENERAL COS IN TEXAS
The General of Mexico's army was General Cos. He brought troops to San Antonio, which made the number of Mexican troops in San Antonio 650. Their presence in Texas caused concern among the settlers. Towns formed committees of safety in case of threat from the federal soldiers. The Committees of Correspondence political and military information to keep the settlers informed.
BATTLE OF GONZALES
The first conflict between the Mexican troops and Texan colonists came at Gonzales on October 2, 1835. The first battle of the American Revolution had taken place at Lexington, Massachusetts. Because of the similarity in the situations that happened in the two revolutions, Gonzales is known as the "Lexington of Texas."
Stephen F. Austin left his command at San Antonio for the U.S. to plead for aid. Edward Burleson was selected to be the commander of the volunteer army. A reporter said that a Mexican cavalry and mule train were heading toward San Antonio. The Texans wondered if they were carrying pay for the Mexican army. A hundred Texans went to seize the Mexican supply train. After the skirmish, the Texans found that their prize was nothing but grass to feed the army animals.