Texas Revolution Updates
Noble Garr, Block 7, 12/16/2014
Battle of Gonzales
The Battle of Lipantitlán
The Seige of Bexar
On October 13, Stephen F. Austin led a newly formed Texan Army toward Bexar to engage enemy troops. One week later, the men reached Salado Creek and initiated The Seige of Bexar. The Texans gradually moved their camp closer to Bexar, and on October 27 had made camp at Mission San Francisco de la Espada. The Mexican Army found the rebels and opened fire. The battle ended with Texan victory once again.
(P.S. It's worth mentioning, after this battle or half-way, Austin resigned his command.)
The Mexican Army arrived in San Antonio on February 28, 1836. The Texan garrison, military fort, was completely unprepared and had to quickly gather food from the town to supply the Alamo. By the afternoon 1,500 Mexican troops were gathered outside the Alamo, who quickly raised a blood-red flag signifying no mercy. For the next 13 days, the Mexican army raided the Alamo. On March 6, the Mexican army attacked the fort in what became known as the Battle of the Alamo. Almost all of the Texan defenders, estimated to be around 257 men, were killed, including James Bowie, Davy Crockett and William B. Travis.