A History of Texas for Schools 1908 Edition


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ERA IV] REVOLUTION 119 former were freemen fighting for their liberty, while the latter were servants obeying a Dictator. Results.— Bowie claimed the Mexican loss was about sixty killed and a less number wounded. The Texans had one killed, the gallant Richard Andrews, and one wounded.20 In their report to Commander-in-Chief Aus- tin, who came up with the main body of volunteers soon after the battle was won, Bowie and Fannin said: “Had it been possible to communicate with you and bring you up earlier, Bexar would have been ours before 12 o’clock.” The vic- tory won in this the first regular battle o f the revolution, greatly encouraged the Texans, and made them feel that God was with their cause. General Consulta- tion.— On November 3, a general consultation 21 was held at San Fe- 1 i p e.22 A provisional government was formed. Henry Smith was elected gov- ernor, and J. W. Robinson lieutenant-governor. A coun- cil was appointed to help the governor in all public mat- ters. Plans were laid for raising an army. Sam Hous- ton was created Major-General of the armies of Texas. Branch T. Archer, William H. Wharton, and Stephen F. Austin were chosen to appeal to the United States for aid.

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