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Timeline of Events

September 27, 1835- Francisco Castañeda sent to retrieve a cannon loaned earlier to the citizens of Goliad.

October 2, 1835- The Stand at Gonzales. A fight over the famous "Come and take it" cannon. Texians prevail at maintaining possession of the cannon.

October 3, 1835- Full control of the Mexican government is given to General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna

October 13, 1835- The New Orleans Greys organized in New Orleans to fight in the Texas Revolution.

October 28, 1835 The battle of Conception fought near San Antonio

February 1, 1836- Delegates elected what became known as the Convention of 1836 that wrote the Declaration of Independence and the constitution of the Republic. They also named Sam Houston commander-in-chief.

February 24, 1836- The siege of the Alamo began.

March 2, 1836- The Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Texas adopted. 

March 6, 1836- The siege of the Alamo ended and it fell to the forces of Santa Anna.

March 27, 1836- Goliad Massacre occurred. 

April 21, 1836- Battle of San Jacinto resulted in Texas Independence. 

May 14, 1836- Treaties of Velasco signed by ad interim President David G. Burnet and General Santa Anna. 

Flags of the Texas Revolution

Battles of the Texas Revolution

The Mexican Side of the Texas Revolution

Heroes of the Texas Revolution

Women and the Texas Revolution

Tejanos and the Texas Revolution

Related Material

E-Books Located in EBSCOhost

Journal Articles/Online Resources Available from EBSCOhost

"Juan Seguin: Hero of Texas." 1985 Juan Seguin: Hero Of Texas 1. Texas Reference Center, EBSCOhost

 "Ben Milam: Texas Freedom Fighter." 2003 Ben Milam: Texas Freedom Fighter 1. Texas Reference Center, EBSCOhost

"Government: Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Texas." 2014 Texas Almanac 468. Texas Reference Center, EBSCOhost

 Balli, Cecilia. 2001. "The Second Battle of Goliad." Texas Monthly 29, no. 5: 140. Texas Reference Center, EBSCOhost

 Brown, Gary. 2005. "Artillery played a varied but vital role in Texas' War for Independence." Military History 22, no. 8: 66-73. World History Collection, EBSCOhost

 Curtis, Gregory. 2013. "SAM HOUSTON." American History 47, no. 6: 26-32. World History Collection, EBSCOhost

 Jackson, Andrew. 2009. "The independence of Texas." Independence Of Texas 98. Texas Reference Center, EBSCOhost

 McGill, Sara Ann. 2009. "The War for Texan Independence & the Annexation of Texas." War For Texan Independence & The Annexation Of Texas 1. Texas Reference Center, EBSCOhost

 Nelson, Shiela. 2004. "TEXAS FIGHTS FOR INDEPENDENCE." A Proud & Isolated Nation: Americans Take A Stand In Texas (1820-1845) 58. Texas Reference Center, EBSCOhost

 O'Connor, Louise S. 2009. "False Claims and Sacred Rights: Irish Colonists in Mexican Texas." Journal Of South Texas 22, no. 2: 155. Texas Reference Center, EBSCOhost