8 - Former Tennessee congressman David Crockett arrives
at the Alamo with a group of volunteers.
February 12 - With the departure
of Neill, Travis is elected commander of the regular army
forces at the Alamo, while Jim Bowie is chosen to lead the
February 23 - The Mexican army
under Antonio López de Santa Anna reaches San Antonio.
The Texian force retreats into the walled Alamo compound.
March 1- Thirty-two men from
Gonzales join the besieged forces at the Alamo.
March 2 - Texas Declaration
of Independence is approved by delegates meeting at Washington-on-the-Brazos.
March 6 - The attack upon the
fortified Alamo begins before dawn. When the fighting ends,
all of its occupants other than women, children, and Travis'
slave Joe, are dead. Losses to the attacking Mexican army
are estimated to be at least 600.
March 20 - Following a battle
near Coleto Creek, the Texian force led by James W. Fannin
March 27 - On the order of
General Santa Anna, Fannin and a force of almost 350 men are
executed at Goliad.
April 21 - After retreating
eastward for more than a month, the Texian Army defeats the
larger Mexican force at the Battle of San Jacinto, capturing
General Santa Anna and securing Texas' independence.
May 14 - The Treaties of Velasco
are signed by Santa Anna, promising the cessation of hostilities
and the withdrawal of Mexican troops to below the Rio Grande.
September - The Constitution
of the Republic of Texas is approved by vote; Sam Houston
is elected president.
- First Congress of the Republic of Texas convenes.
November - Santa Anna is released
by the Texians and travels to Washington to meet with United