Texas Milestone

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  • Period: Mar 26, 1500 to


  • Nov 5, 1528

    Cabeza de Vaca

    Cabeza de Vaca
    Cabeza de Vaca was born into the Spanish nobility in 1490. Just a little of his early life is known, except that he made his career in the military.
  • Apr 20, 1540


    Coronado was born into a good family in Salamanca, Spain, in 1510. He came to the Americas at the age of twenty-five as an assistant to New Spain's first victory.
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  • La Salle

    La Salle
    He was born on November 21, 1643 and died on March 19, 1687. When Cavelier was younger he enjoyed science and nature. As a man, he studied with the Jesuit religious order and became a member after taking initial vows in 1660.
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  • Austin Grant

    Austin Grant
    Grant wqs born in Virginia and raised in southeastern Missouri, Stephen Fuller Austin is considered the founder of Anglo-American Texas. When he was 11, he went to school in Connecticut and graduated with distinction from Transylvania University in Kentucky.
  • Mexican Independance

    Mexican Independance
    The Constitution in 1824 gave Mexico a republican form of government. The government failed, however, to define the rights of the states in the republic, including Texas.
  • Austin Imprisoned

    Austin Imprisoned
    Stephen Fuller Austin was a hesitate revolutionary.Yet, he remained confident that an Anglo-American state could succeed within the boundaries of the Mexican nation.
  • Battle at Gonzales

    Battle at Gonzales
    The Mexican authorities sent a force of about 100 men to repossess a cannon that had been provided the residents of Gonzales for defense against Indians.After a short fight, the Mexicans retreated, with one casualty, against no loss on the side of the Texans.
  • Runaway Scrape Begins

    Runaway Scrape Begins
    The Runaway Scrape is the period in early 1836 generally beginning with the Siege and Fall of the Alamo and ending with the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21. It was a period of terror and panic among the settlements of Texas.
  • Battle of Alamo

    Battle of Alamo
    Some 145 Texans in the area took refuge in the fortified grounds of an old mission known as the Alamo, under the joint command of William B. Travis (for the regular army) and Jim Bowie (for the volunteers). Over the following two weeks, the Mexican forces continually strengthened to over 2000 troops.
  • Massacre at Goliad

    Massacre at Goliad
    The first town approached by Urrea was San Patricio, where on February 27 he encountered Frank Johnson and about 50 Texans. Johnson and four of his men escaped. A few days later, the Mexicans also fell upon James Grant and another 50 men, and all but one of the Texans were killed.
  • Battle of San Jacinto

    Battle of San Jacinto
    On April 19, the Texans crossed over and marched down the right bank of Buffalo Bayou to within half a mile of its confluence with the San Jacinto River. Here, the army prepared their defenses on the edge of a grove of trees. Their rear was protected by timber and the bayou.
  • Texas Joins the United States

    U. S. President James Polk followed through on a campaign platform promising to annex Texas, and signed legislation making Texas the 28th state of the United States.
  • Texas secedes and joins the Confederacy

    Texas secedes and joins the Confederacy
    Texas seceded from the Federal Union following a 171 to 6 vote by the Secession Convention. Governor Sam Houston was one of a small minority opposed to secession.
  • Battle of Galveston- the Bayou City

    Battle of Galveston- the Bayou City
    About the same time in late 1862, Major General John B. Magruder was named Confederate commander of the District of Texas. Upon arriving in Houston, Magruder immediately began making plans to recapture Galveston.