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Goliad Campaign

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Taylor Salm

on 7 December 2012

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Transcript of Goliad Campaign

Who was fighting, and why The fight was against Texas and Mexico
General Martin Perfecto de Cos started the war, because he wanted to regain control of the ports along the Texas coast (make Texas independent and soon become a part of the United States.) The Goliad Campaign took place on the banks of San Antonio River, far north of Mexico, and started on October 2, 1835 Where did the battle take place The Goliad Campaign took place on the banks of San Antonio River, far north of Mexico. Important People in the battle Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna:
-Born in 1794 and died in 1876
-Was a soldier
-President of Mexico
-Fought against the Movements for Mexican Independence.
-In 1820, he was promoted up to Brevent Captain
-In 1821, he and his military joined rebel forces under Agustin de Iturbide in the middle of the Goliad Campaign
-After the war he retired serving as the military governor of Yucatan, and became governor of Vera Cruz Important People in the battle Martin Perfecto de Cos:
-Became a cadet in the army in 1820, a year later a lieutenant, then a brigadier general in 1833
-He was sent by the president to Texas to investigate a refusal after Santa Anna became president with centralized powers
-A force of Texans controled by Stephen F. Austin and Edward Burleson, brought the mexicans to Siege of Bexar and made Martin Perfecto de Cos surrender from an attack led by Benjamin R Milam in December of 1835
-Martin Perfecto de Cos and his troop got released on a pledge not to oppose the Constitution of 1824 "Constitution of 1824." Texas State Historical Association. Texas Almanac, Education,Texas History Day,Junior Historians, Webb Society, Old Stories, New Voices Camp, Annual Meeting. Web. 6 December, 2012. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/ngc02 http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/alamo/cos.jpg http://www.lsjunction.com/people/santana2.jpg Who won? Texas won against Mexico, because Texas captured the Mexicans, and released them after the swore on a pledge. Craig H. Roell, "GOLIAD CAMPAIGN OF 1835," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/qdg01), accessed 6 December 2012. Published by the Texas State Historical Association. http://www.tamu.edu/faculty/ccbn/dewitt/adp/resources/images/cos.jpg Many people were bare-footed during the battle. Mexican side had close to an estimate of 6000 soldiers
Texas had close to 500 troops Why was this event important to our history? This event was important to our history because other wise, Texas might have not been part of the United States.
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