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Texas Revolution Major Battles

  • Battle of Gonzales

    Battle of Gonzales
    The first shots of the revolution were fired. Mexican soldiers were sent to Gonzales, Texas to take a cannon. Texans did not let the soldiers into town and fired on them, beginning the Texas revolution.
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    Texas Revolution Major Battles

  • Battle of Goliad

    Battle of Goliad
    Texas settlers attack Mexican soldiers at Presidio La Bahia near Goliad. The Texans win the battle and force the soldiers to leave, allowing the Texans to take thousands of dollars worth of food and supplies.
  • Battle of Concepcion

    Battle of Concepcion
    In the first major armed battle of Texas's war for independence, the Texas army marches in San Antonio to fight the Mexican soldiers. The Texans are outnumbered 5 to 1, but they are correct about their belief that the Mexican Army is not well-trained and not ready to fight.
  • Seige of Bexar

    Seige of Bexar
    Still outnumbered 2 to 1, the Texas army attacks Mexican troops at Bexar, today known as San Antonio. After this battle, most of the Texas army goes home because now Texans control almost all of Texas.
  • Battle of the Alamo

    Battle of the Alamo
    After a 13-day attack on the Alamo Mission near San Antonio, Mexican soldiers kill all 189 Texans trying to defend the Alamo. The cruelty of the soldiers leads many Texans and Americans to join the Texas army to fight Mexico.
  • Battle of San Jacinto

    Battle of San Jacinto
    Led by Sam Houston, the Texas army defeats the troops of Santa Anna at the Battle of Jacinto. The win is the victory that Texas needs to finally gain its independence from Mexico.