Brandon writes and records stories about Texas and México.

2.11 - Terror in Texas (Explicit)

2.11 - Terror in Texas (Explicit)

(WARNING: This episode contains graphic language and descriptions of Spanish Royalists' sack of San Antonio following the Battle of Medina.)

After defeating the Republican Army of the North at the Battle of Medina, Spanish Royalist General Joaquín de Arredondo entered San Antonio intent on teaching its citizens a lesson they would never forget. The subsequent Sack of Béxar, the execution of hundreds of Tejano men, and the imprisonment and assault of just as many Tejana women marked Texans for many generations to come, though not, perhaps, in the way that Arredondo intended.

The research team makes one last effort to high-grade the various leads they have compiled over the course of the previous year to map the battle site, based solely on the observations of contemporary, post-Battle of Medina accounts and artifacts.

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2.B2 - The Most Important Primary Account of the Battle of Medina

2.B2 - The Most Important Primary Account of the Battle of Medina

2.10 - The Battle of Medina Revisited

2.10 - The Battle of Medina Revisited