Alamo and goliad
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United States frontiersman and Tennessee politician who volunteered to join army in Texas; died at the siege of the Alamo (1786-1836)
colonel frank w. johnson
Authorized by Governor Henry Smith along with Dr. James Grant and Colonel James Fannin to attack the city of Matamorous.
dr. james grant
Authorized by Governor Henry Smith to attack the city of Matamorous, -Physician-Texas revolutionary leader
colonel james w. fannin
in 1836, Fannin was put in charge of 450 troops @ Goliad. Ordered by Houston to retreat to Victoria, but he delayed and was then captured by Mexican troops at Battle of Coleto, imprisoned and put to death by Santa Ana @ presidio @ Goliad.
Mexican city near mouth of Rio Grande ... Governor Henry Smith authorized Colonel Johnson, Dr. James Grant, & Colonel Fannin to attack this city. starting point for General Jose Urrea's army to advance through South Texas
general jose urrea
Mexican General , split with Santa Ana and crossed Rio Grande at Gulf of Mexico. won the Battle of Coleto; Colonel Fannin surrendered to him; he assured Fannin they would be treated fairly; regretted decision of Santa Ana to kill prisoners
Colonel james bowie
In January 1836, ordered by Houston to bring his 25 troops to the Alamo to help Colonel Neil. Famous for being a fierce fighter and the Bowie Knife. Leader of the volunteer army at the Alamo. became ill and gave full command to Travis; Died at the Alamo with Travis and Crockett.
Lieutenant Colonel william travis
In February 1836, left San Felipe with 36 Texas soldiers and joined troops at the Alamo. He led the military army at the Alamo. eventualy took sole command after Bowie became ill. Sought and pleaded for reinforcements from US and around Texas to help. "Victory or Death" in a letter. He died leading and defending the Alamo against Santa Ana's attack
Mexican general who tried to crush the Texas revolt. Defeated Travis and Bowie at the Alamo; ordered prisoners at Goliad to be executed including Colonel Fannin and who lost battles to Winfield Scott and Zachary Taylor in the Mexican War (1795-1876)
battle of alamo
1836 attack on the Alamo mission in San Antonio by mexican forces during the texas revolution;
led volunteer reinforcements to the Alamo
washington on the brazos
founded when Texas was still a part of Mexico, and the settlement became the site of the Convention of 1836 and the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence.
"the birthplace of Texas", a distinction it earned when on March 1, 1836 it became the meeting place of the Texas delegates who formally announced Texas' intention to separate from Mexico and who drafted the constitution of the new Republic of Texas, organizing an interim government to serve until an officially elected government could be put in place
jose enrique de la pena
mexican officer that led to crockett's execution
battle site, 3 miles from were Fannin made a horrible decsion and had to surrender
senora francita alaveza
wife of Mexican army officer who helped Texas soldiers with their wounds and several others escape execution @ Goliad ... survivors call her "the angel of Goliad"
prepare oneself for a military confrontation
to enlist people into the armed services
a large shawm, throw bombs at or attack with bombs; in Feb. 23 1836, Santa Ana bombarded the Alamo 24 hours a day
on january 17
gen. houston orders col. bowie and 25 others to the alamo
Texans thought they would be treated fairly after they surrendered to Urrea; BUT Santa Ana ordered that they be executed on March 27th ... along with Alamo; became a rallying point for Texan Independence
Susana Dickinson & Slave Joe Travis
two survivors of the Alamo who lived to tell what happened
Mission San Antonio De Valero; Texans occupied it after it was abandoned; covered 3 acres; 2-3 ft. thick walls yet walls were incomplete; 12 ft. high; 21 Cannons; surrounded by Santa Ana troops and fell March 6th 1836; every texas soldier was killed 200 in all; 600 - 1000 mexican soldiers died
Battle of Coleto Creek
Gen.Fannin surrenders to gen. Urrea at Coleto on march 20
alamo and goliad
2 brutal Texas defeats that end up becoming rallying cries and motivation for Texas war for Independence; catches attention of US and helps gain support from US