Archives War

Written by: Chloe Thomas

During the War

Mexican officials, angry from what the Lamar administration did, started storming into Texas. In spring 1842, Mexican forces led by Rafael Vasquez went into Texas. Vasquez led 700 troops to attack San Antonio, Refugio, Victoria, and Goliad, Texas. But, Vasquez shortly went back to Mexico.

A lot of Texans freaked when they heard that the Mexican forces were raiding. Scared of an attack on the city of Austin , The Republic's Capitol, President Sam Houston ordered that the government's important documents (or archives) be taken out from the capitol. Citizens of Austin were against that, because they thought that the Capitol would be moved back to Houston. Under Angelina Eberly, the Austinites fired at Texas officials who were taking the documents out of the Capitol. This short was, called the Archives war, ended with all of the archives back safe and sound in the Capitol.

Later On...


In September 1842 Mexican troops invaded Texas again. Adrian Woll and 1400 troops captured San Antonio. Samuel Maverick said, " We were aroused by the firing of a cannon...succeeded immediately by the...tramp of a body of men. A dense fog obscured them from actual observation until they had advanced into the public square...when the fog disappeared discovering to us that we were surrounded on all sides by the bodies of regular troops."

Several of Texan volunteers and Texas Rangers started to San Antonio. They went to war with Adrian Woll's army in Salado Creek, many miles away from San Antonio. The Mexican army left, bringing Texas prisoners along with them.