William Barret Travis
lawyer and soldier he commanded the Republic of Texas forces at the Battle of the Alamo
Elected leader convention of 1833
a party that wanted war
a party that wanted peace
supported the war party, aka "three legged willie"
Battle of Gonzales
caused by the Mexicans trying to take a cannon used for defense against Indian attacks. People put a banner that said "Come And Take It" on the cannon. Battle showed Texas was willing to fight Mexico
the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack
a meeting deciding if Texas should be peaceful, or declare Texas independent (they decided to declare independence)
Attack on San Antonio (Dec. 1835)
Texans attacked Mexicans, General Cos surrendered
Perfecto de Cos
Santa Anna's brother-in-law, general of Mexican troops, surrendered at San Antonio
"deaf Smith", caused Grass Fight
got command of the Texas army after Francis Johnson went on an expedition to Matamoros
colonel in Texas army who surrendered at Coleto Creek and was massacred at Goliad
Tennessee legend/politician who died at the Alamo
sent up Atascosito Road by Santa Anna
had orders to destroy the Alamo, but instead chose to defend it instead
Battle of the Alamo
very important event. Texas lost. defenders: James Bowie, David Crockett, William B. Travis
a fortified military post where troops are stationed
Texas declares independence from Mexico
wife of a Texas soldier and a survivor of the Siege of the Alamo
got Travis' ring, daughter of Susanna Dickinson
William Barrett Travis' slave
a survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination
Battle of Coleto
Fannin lost against Urrea
Texan politician and military leader who fought to gain independence for Texas from Mexico and to annex it to the United States
when the people of Gonzolas (mostly women and children) learned about Santa Anna's coming to their town and so they burned all of their stuff and ran away during one of the worst winters ever
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