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 - purpose and ended in disaster. Mexico Refused...
purpose and ended in disaster. Mexico Refused to Ratify Treaties Mexico still refused to ratify the treaties made by Santa Anna and was planning a second invasion of Texas. However, internal troubles prevented a a major move in this direction, but two punitive Mexican expeditions did invade Texas and captured and looted San Antonio. The expedition of 1400 men under General Woll carried away as captives many prominent San Antonio citizens, including all the judges and lawyers of the district court that was then in session. Both of these expeditions hastily retreated below the Rio Grande when several thousand Texas volunteers shouldered arms and marched to San ' Antonio's relief. Texas citizens, thoroughly aroused by these invasions, demanded retaliatory war. General Alexander Somerville marched as far as the Rio Grande with about 800 men, but having no supplies or adequate equipment for an offensive campaign against Mexico, disbanded the men and advised them to return to their homes. But 300 daring fellows disregarded Somerville's advice, elected Captain William Fisher as their leader, crossed the Rio Grande and laid siege to the Mexican town of Mier, where they met stubborn resistance by a superior force under General Ampudia. After several days of hard fighting, and sustaining of heavy losses, the Texans were compelled to surrender. Ampudia gave written assurance that the Texans would be treated considerately as prisoners of war. A few days after the surrender, the prisoners, under a strong guard, were marched out of town and informed that their destination would be the City of Mexico. At a point 100 miles south of Satillo the Texdns overpowered their guards, seized the, Mexican cavalry

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  1. The Hearne Democrat,
  2. 17 Jul 1936, Fri,
  3. Page 8

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