A Summary Of The Battles

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The Battles Amelia Nockels Period 4 12/18/17 Mrs. Pegram TABLE OF CONTENTS GRASSFIGHT ……………………………………...………………….PAGE 1 RUNAWAY SCRAPES……………………………...…………………PAGE 2 GOLIAD MASSACRE………………………………………………...PAGE 3 BATTLE OF GONZALES…………………………………………….PAGE 4 BATTLE OF THE ALAMO…………………………………………..PAGE 5 OLD MILL GENERAL STORE……………………………………...PAGE 6 BLACKSMITH SHOP………………………………………………...PAGE 7 WEBSITES USED: WWW.WIKIPEDIA.COM WWW.GOOGLESLIDES.COM GRASSFIGHT The Grass Fight was a small battle during the Texas Revolution, fought between the Mexican Army and the Texan Army. The battle took place on November 26, 1835, just south of San Antonio de Bexar in the Mexican region of Texas. The Texas Revolution had officially…show more content…
The ad interim government of the new Republic of Texas and much of the civilian population fled eastward ahead of the Mexican forces. The conflict arose after Antonio López de Santa Anna abrogated the 1824 constitution of Mexico and established martial law in Coahuila y Tejas. The Texians resisted and declared their independence. It was Sam Houston's responsibility, as the appointed commander-in-chief of the Provisional Army of Texas (before such an army actually existed), to recruit and train a military force to defend the population against troops led by Santa Anna. Residents on the Gulf Coast and at San Antonio de Béxar began evacuating in January upon learning of the Mexican army's troop movements into their area, an event that was ultimately replayed across Texas. During early skirmishes, some Texian soldiers surrendered, believing that they would become prisoners of war — but Santa Anna demanded their executions. The news of the Battle of the Alamo and the Goliad massacre instilled fear in the population and resulted in the mass exodus of the civilian population of Gonzales, where the opening battle of the Texian revolution had begun and where, only days before the fall of the Alamo, they had sent a militia to reinforce the defenders at the mission. The civilian refugees were accompanied by the newly forming provisional army, as Houston bought time to train soldiers and create a military structure that could oppose Santa Anna's greater forces.
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