He told the leaders his plans to free the Spanish. He also asked them for men, money, and supplies
Gutierrez traveled to Washington D.C. in 1811 to ask the US for help
When he arrived Gutierrez began recruiting soldiers he recruited a young American officer to join his cause Lieutenant Augustus Magee, Magee was made military commander of what was now called the Gutiérrez–Magee Expedition, and Gutiérrez was the overall commander.
He was told that he would find all 3 in Lousianna so he set sail for New Orleans
Will you join my cause
Sure why not
The Republican Army captured Goliad in early November a large Spanish force surrounded Goliad, and for three months the rebel army was under siege when Magee died suddenly, another American, Samuel Kemper, took command of the troops
By August 1812 the expedition had an army (the Republican Army of the North) Its soldiers included Tejanos, Native Americans, and white American filibusters the Republican Army crossed the Sabine River into Texas and captured Nacogdoches then the army went to Goliad, gathering new volunteers along the way