~ Texas Now ~
Written By: Ryan Kabir
The Archives War
Mexican leaders did not agree with Lamar and his administration's actions, and began launching various raid attempts into Texas. One time, General Rafael Vasquez and his force decided to increase their aggressiveness and attacked with 700 soldiers in San Antonio, Goliad, Refugio, and Victoria. The people of Texas panicked, therefore, President Samuel Houston ordered the recalling of all government "archives" from those areas. Changing the capital of the state to Houston until further notice. The citizens of Austin, led by Angelina Eberly, opposed this move and fired back trying to protect their documents. The conflict ended with the returning of these documents back to Austin.
Some of the citizens thought it important of the location of the Archives for their town. Austin's citizens fired at the people who tried to remove the documents from the town.
They loaded the documents onto Wagons to have them evacuated from Austin, and sent to Houston. Opposed by Angelina Eberly and the citizens of Austin
General Rafael Vasquez
Vasquez lead the raid on San Antonio, Goliad, Refugio, and Victoria.
Events that lead up to the Archives War:
Before, During, After
As for Angelina Eberly, we managed to get her to comment after the ordeal. We questioned her many times, but she was only willing to respond to a few of them. One of them being, 'Why did you decide to fire against the Texan forces?' She calmly responded, "I could not simply stand by as they abandoned Austin, we had to stop them to preserve Austin. Texan or not, Mexican, or not, we will protect Austin. After those subjectively patriotic words, we concluded our interviewing session with Miss Eberly.