Independence

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  • Battle of Gonzales (Oct 2, 1835)
  • Come and Take it!
  • Siege at Bexar
  • The Grass Fight
  • On October 2, 1835 the first military engagment of the Texas Revolution between the Texans and Mexican Army began. It was about citizens who wouldn't give up a cannon. They flew a flag that said "Come and Take It." It lasted only a few minutes and Texas won. It proved to Santa Anna and the Mexican Army that Texas was not afraid to fight. After the confident Texas Army Captured the Presidio Goliad!
  • Battle at Coleto Creek & Goliad Massacre
  • Motivated by Gonzales victory volunteers marched to San Antonio under Austin's command. Colonel Burleson ordered a siege on Bexar (San Antonio) to weaken Mexican forces in SA. On December 5, 1835 Ben Miliam raised his gun and asked his fellow volunteers to attack SA. Mexican General Cos surrendeded on December 10.
  • Battle of San Jacinto
  • On November 26, 1835, Erastus "Deaf" Smith, mistakenly believes silver is headed on a wagon to San Antonio. Smith informs that the wagon is guarded by 100 Mexican soldiers. Led by Jim Bowie, the Texans attack the wagon, only to find grass to feed horses. This alerts Texans that the siege is working against Mexico.
  • Treaty of Velasco
  • In February of 1836, General José de Urrea led some of the Mexican army troops up the Gulf Coast of Mexican Texas toward Goliad, where a large force of soldiers from the Texian Army were given order by Colonel James W. Fannin. General Jose executed over 300 men by burning their bodies then tossing them off to the side, this included James Fannin. As brutal as this event was, it sparked an inspiration to other Texian soliders to carry on the fight.
  • Sam Houston took on Santa Anna at San Jacinto river. Houston used a strategy for the surprise attack on Mexican troops. This resulted in 700 Mexicans dead and 730 Mexican prisoners.
  • Treaties of Velasco ended war between Mexico and Texas, Santa Anna would not take up arms against Texas, Mexican forces with withdraw beyond the Rio Grande, Prisoners would return to their homes, Mexcians would return all captured property, and Texas leaders would return Santa Anna to mexico.
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