Brandon writes and records stories about Texas and México.

2.07 - The Free and Independent State of Texas

2.07 - The Free and Independent State of Texas

On April 6, 1813, Texas declared its independence, having momentarily rid the province of all traces of Spanish control. Eleven days later, the new Texas government promulgated a constitution, drawing from both Spanish civil and Anglo-American natural law traditions. Unfortunately, a horrific series of executions of captured Spanish officers nearly ripped the Republican Army apart at its seams, just as a Royalist army of retribution came sneaking up the Camino Real.

The research team starts digging at the suspected site of the Republican camp the night before the battle. What they learn while digging may be even more important than what they find!

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2.B1 - The Original Texas Declaration of Independence

2.B1 - The Original Texas Declaration of Independence

2.06 - The Battle of Rosillo

2.06 - The Battle of Rosillo