Archives War!

Texas | 1842

What was the Archives War?

A debate over an attempted move of the republic of Texas national archives from Austin to Houston. It was also about Sam Houstons approach of moving the capital to Houston.

Why was there a panic in Austin?

Sam Houston ordered the Archives of the Republic to be removed. The town of Austin did not like this order and fought back.

Angelina Eberly

"I will stand up and fight for what I want!"

Sam Houston

"I am aware that in presenting myself as the advocate of the Indians and their rights, I shall stand very much alone."