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Unit 3 Second Half

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William Barret Travis
lawyer and soldier he commanded the Republic of Texas forces at the Battle of the Alamo
William Wharton
Elected leader convention of 1833
War Party
a party that wanted war
Peace Party
a party that wanted peace
Robert Williamson
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
siege
the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack
The Consultation
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
Erastus Smith
"deaf Smith", caused Grass Fight
James Neil
got command of the Texas army after Francis Johnson went on an expedition to Matamoros
James Fannin
colonel in Texas army who surrendered at Coleto Creek and was massacred at Goliad
David Crockett
Tennessee legend/politician who died at the Alamo
Jose Urrea
sent up Atascosito Road by Santa Anna
James Bowie
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
garrison
a fortified military post where troops are stationed
1836
Texas declares independence from Mexico
Susanna Dickinson
wife of a Texas soldier and a survivor of the Siege of the Alamo
Angelina Dickinson
got Travis' ring, daughter of Susanna Dickinson
Joe
William Barrett Travis' slave
reconnaissance
a survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination
Battle of Coleto
Fannin lost against Urrea
Sam Houston
Texan politician and military leader who fought to gain independence for Texas from Mexico and to annex it to the United States
Runaway Scrape
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