Military
25.4k readers

List Of Texas Revolution Battles

Updated June 14, 2019 25.4k views22 items

List of every major Texas Revolution battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Texas Revolution battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Texas Revolution, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Texas Revolution list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these Texas Revolution battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

The list you're viewing is made up of different battles like Battle of the Alamo and Battle of San Jacinto.
...more
  • The Battle of Concepción was fought on October 28, 1835, between Mexican troops under Colonel Domingo Ugartechea and Texian insurgents led by James Bowie and James Fannin. The 30-minute engagement, which historian J.R. Edmondson describes as "the first major engagement of the Texas Revolution", occurred on the grounds of Mission Concepción, 2 miles south of what is now Downtown San Antonio in the U.S. state of Texas. On October 13, the newly created Texian Army under Stephen F. Austin had marched towards Bexar, where General Martín Perfecto de Cos commanded the remaining Mexican soldiers in the Texas. On October 27, Austin sent Bowie and Fannin, with 90 soldiers, to find a defensible spot...  more
    • Locations: Mission Concepcion, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America
    • Part of: Texas Revolution
  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    6

    Battle of Galveston Harbor

    The Battle of Galveston Harbor, or the Battle of Galveston Bay was a naval engagement between the Republic of Texas and Mexico in Galveston Harbor on August 26, 1837. After the end of the Texas Revolution in 1836, Mexico and the newly declared Republic of Texas sporadically fought at sea. Texas, hoping to gain independence and Mexico, hoping to reassert control over Texas....  more
    • Locations: Galveston, Texas, United States of America
    • Part of: Texas Revolution
  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    The Battle of Goliad was the second skirmish of the Texas Revolution. In the early-morning hours of October 9, 1835, rebellious Texas settlers attacked the Mexican Army soldiers garrisoned at Presidio La Bahía, a fort near the Mexican Texas settlement of Goliad. La Bahía lay halfway between the only other large garrison of Mexican soldiers and the then-important Texas port of Copano. In September, Texians began plotting to kidnap Mexican General Martín Perfecto de Cos, who was en route to Goliad to attempt to quell the unrest in Texas. The plan was initially dismissed by the central committee coordinating the rebellion. However, within days of the Texan victory at the Battle of Gonzales,...  more
    • Locations: Presidio La Bahía, Texas, United States of America
    • Part of: Texas Revolution
    • Combatants: Mexico
  • Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Public domain
    The Battle of Gonzales was the first military engagement of the Texas Revolution. It was fought near Gonzales, Texas, on October 2, 1835, between rebellious Texian settlers and a detachment of Mexican army troops. In 1831, Mexican authorities gave the settlers of Gonzales a small cannon to help protect them from frequent Comanche raids. Over the next four years, the political situation in Mexico deteriorated, and in 1835 several states revolted. As the unrest spread, Colonel Domingo de Ugartechea, the commander of all Mexican troops in Texas, felt it unwise to leave the residents of Gonzales a weapon and requested the return of the cannon. When the initial request was refused, Ugartechea...  more
    • Locations: Gonzales, Texas, United States of America
    • Part of: Texas Revolution
    • Combatants: Mexico