The Texas Revolution
How Texas won its independence.
The Battles Within
The Texas Revolution had many battles within itself, but some of the most important include The Alamo, San Jacinto, Gonzales, Velasco, Nacogdoches, Concepcion, Bexar, Agua Dulce Creek, and more. All of these battles are symbols of patriotic sacrifice and won this state independence.
The Texas Revolution started with the battle of Gonzales, when Domingo de Ugartechea heard that the American colonists of Gonzales would't give back the small cannon that was given to them to defend off Indians. He ordered Francisco de Castaneda and 100 dragoons to go retrieve the cannon.
Battle of the Alamo
The battle of the Alamo took place on March 6, 1836. It was defended by the people of Texas, and some out of state citizens. Some famous individuals that were involved in the Alamo battle were William B. Travis, Davy Crockett, James Bowie, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, and citizens. It is said that before the battle, Travis drew a line in the sand and asked the men who wanted to leave, to cross the line and go, and for the men who wanted to stay to stay behind the line.
Battle of Nacogdoches
The battle of Nacogdoches is often referred to as the opening gun of the Texas Revolution. This battle took place on August 2, 1832. It was caused by a group of settlers defying an order by Col. Piedras, commander of the Mexican Twelfth Permanent Battalion At Nacodoghes, to surrender their arms to him. The battle of Nacodoghes cleared east Texas of military rule of Mexico. The Texans were led by
Battle of Concepcion
The battle of Concepción occurred on October 28, 1835, the opening engagement in the Seige of Bexar. After the skirmish at Gonzales on October 2 (the battle of Gonzalesqv), the Texas army under Austin grew to 400 men as it advanced on San Antonio. Gen. Martin Perfecto de Cos, with a Mexican army that peaked in size at 750 men in late October, fortified the plazas in San Antonio and the Alamo mission (San Antonio de Valero) across the river.
Battle of Agua Dulce Creek
The battle of Agua Dulce Creek, an engagement of the Texas Revolution and an aftermath of the controversial Matamoros expedition of 1835–36, occurred twenty-six miles below San Patricio on March 2, 1836. Dr. James Grant and his party of twenty-three Americans and three Mexicans were surprised and defeated by a Mexican force under José 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; six were captured and taken to Matamoros as prisoners; all others were killed in the engagement.