Haden Edwards received his empresario contact from mexican government in 1825.The contract gave him permission to settle at least 800 families near the country of nacogdoches. When Edwards arrived he had found that a number of mexican families ,anglo settlers,and Cherokees had lived on the land for year.
Battle of the Alamo
Soon after Anahuac was fought a mexican force led by colonel jose de las piedras arrived from nacogdoches. Piedras blamed colonel bradburn for the action with the u.s settlers. To restore the peace,piedras recommended removing bradburn from the post. Bradburn then resigned. with bradburn gone they felt there freedom was lost.
The Goliad massacre
After the fight at Concepcion, Stephen f. Austin moved his headquarters to the old mill just north of San Antonio.In this position,the Texas army could lay siege to San Antonio. The Mexican army in the city, however, was well supplied, and the siege to have little effect. But also when the Mexicans met the Texas troops to confiscate there silver but it turns out that it was just grass for there horses.
Battle of San Jacinto
remember the Alamo
As Mexican forces Aproche the Alamo, the Texas troops at the Alamo built up their defenses. Green Jameson,29-lawyer,was in charge of strengthening the plaza walls.
In the battle of Coleto, the Texas rebels were pinned down without cover. The next morning,Mexican reinforcements arrived, giving Urrea several hundred troops.
Houston' army moved quickly to get to harrisburg. From there, they traveled down buffalo bayou to where it met the san Jacinto river near Lynch's Ferry.