Chapter 10 "Steps Toward Independence"
|General Cos and his troops arrive in San Antonio 1835||Committees of correspondence are formed to keep the people informed.|
|The first conflict between Texas colonists and Mexican forces happened in October 2, 1835. (Which was the battle of Gonzales)||Mexican commander Colonel Ugartechea at San Antonio ordered the people of Gonzales to give back their cannon. The people of Gonzales refused; the Colonel ordered his men to take the cannon by force. Gonzales sent out men to gather other armed men to help them. The Texans put the cannon on a wagon; they put a white flag called "Come and Take It" on the cannon. Mexican troops arrived in San Antonio against 160 Texans. The fight lasted a few minutes. The Mexican troops withdrew to San Antonio. 1 Mexicans were killed; no Texans were killed.|
|50 Texans attack the Mexican fort at Goliad||The Mexican troops surrender.|
|The Victories at Gonzales and Goliad||These victories gave the Texas people hope and confidence that the Mexican troops could easily be defeated. Their new battle cry was "On to San Antonio!"|