By Bill Groneman
Texas is a mix of many cultures and identities. "Such a mix doesn't come simply, besides the fact that. while a land as nice and wealthy as Texas adjustments palms such a lot of instances, it doesn't achieve this peacefully." Texas has been the location of various battles; Adobe partitions, Blanco Canyon, Gonzales, Salado, San Jacinto, the Alamo, Palo Duro Canyon, and Rattlesnake Springs are only the various many historic websites tested in Battlefields of Texas. brilliant descriptions of the fields of conflict, person profiles of the individuals, and retrospective research of every conflict make this e-book a good reference for Texas and armed forces historians alike. Maps of a few of the battlefields and old pictures are incorporated during this special number of Texas background.
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The other commemorates the "Site of Gonzales Cannon Dispute" and describes it as the site where the Mexican troops demanded the return of the cannon. S. S. 183, and it describes the place where the Mexican troops camped from September 29 to October 1. '' Directly opposite this monument is a small marker describing "The First Shot of the Texas Revolution" as being one-and-one-half miles from the spot. Finally, there is a small monument at the end of a small road one-and-one-half miles from the previous ones, donated by the children of Gonzales, which allegedly marks the exact spot where the first shot was fired.
After the Texan victory in the skirmishing at Gonzales, the Texan army began to grow. Stephen F. Austin was elected commander of this force, and his first action was to move against the Mexican force occupying Bexar. Colonel James Bowie and Captain James W. Fannin were ordered to proceed from the mission San Francisco de la Espada south of Bexar and find a position closer to town. They traveled north on October 27, 1835, as far as the mission Nuestra Señora de la Purisima Concepción and camped along the San Antonio River after a brief skirmish with Mexican scouts.
The set-tiers convinced themselves that the Karankawas wanted the ammunition to use against them. The settlers opened fire on the Indians the next morning, driving them back to their camp. Meanwhile, Jones had camped on the side of a creek, which would later be named after him, opposite that of the Karankawas. However, he could not determine the exact location of the Indians' camp. At sunset he was finally alerted to the location by the uproar when the Karankawas returned from Bailey's with their dead and wounded.