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The siege of the Alamo took place from February 23 to March 6, 1836, during the Texas Revolution (1835-1836).

He traveled to Texas in 1835 as a first lieutenant of Thomas H.

He marched to Texas as a single man in November of 1835 in Capt.

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Father Miguel Hidalgo’s 1810 anti-Spanish revolt spread across Mexico and extended into Texas. Although they were supposed to battle the rebels, some members of the Alamo Company switched sides and joined forces with the Mexican revolutionaries and American volunteers — or filibusters — who attempted to transform Texas into an independent republic.
In August 1813, a Spanish royalist army crushed the filibuster revolt at the Battle of Medina. Many of the rebels, including members of the company, were forced to flee for their lives. With order restored, the company resumed its traditional role of fighting Indians and interdicting interlopers. However, American filibusters would continue to threaten Texas for several more years.

At the time of the Texas Revolution he was a resident of Louisiana.

On February 19, 1835, he registered as a married man for a league of land in Texas.
In 1824, Mexico had adopted a constitution that established a federal style government for the new nation. Mexico City was designated the site of the national capital. The nation itself was divided into 18 states, each with its own governor and legislature. Because it lacked sufficient inhabitants to meet the requirements for statehood, Texas was designated the Department of Texas and placed within the state of Coahuila y Tejas. Native-born Texans (Tejanos) felt slighted and quickly began calling for separate statehood for Texas. Many Tejano elites supported colonization because increasing Texas’ population seemed to be the surest path to statehood. The incoming settlers took up the demand for Texas’ statehood within the Mexican Federal Republic.

 

At the time of the Texas Revolution he was a resident of Gonzales.

He was one of four George Browns in the Texas army during the Texas Revolution.
He and his companions joined the Volunteer Auxiliary Corps of Texas at Nacogdoches on January 14, 1836, and proceeded to San Antonio de Béxar as members of Capt.

He traveled to Texas by sea from New Orleans and arrived in mid-December of 1835.
Tension between Tenorio and Anahuac residents reached a climax in June 1835, when Andrew Briscoe, DeWitt Harris, and William Smith became involved in a scuffle with Tenorio’s troops. Smith was shot dead, and Briscoe and Harris were overpowered and thrown in jail. William B. Travis and other colonists decided that the troops at Anahuac should be disarmed and ordered to leave Texas. Travis raised a company of volunteers and departed for Anahuac. On June 29, 1835, Travis led thirty men in an assault on Tenorio’s garrison, which was quickly forced to surrender. Travis’ action was unpopular, and he released Tenorio and his men and allowed them to proceed to San Antonio.


In 1836 he was a resident of Austin's colony, in Texas.

"In the American Revolution it was the committees of correspondence which began in Massachusetts in 1772 that kept the people in touch with developments and finally made possible organized resistance. Similar organizations, some of which were originally formed for protection against Indian raids, existed during the Texas Revolution. Without them the colonists could not have been aroused to the point of resistance or have been organized with any degree of effectiveness. Mina (Bastrop) on the frontier led the communities by appointing on May 8, 1835, its Committee of Safety and Correspondence. Organizations in Gonzales and Viesca were formed a few days later. Before the end of the summer apparently every precinct had such an organization. The central committee held over from the convention of 1833 served as a guide and a clearing body for the local committees.

During the Texas Revolution he served in the garrison of the Alamo.

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"These committees were responsible for a decision to bring together representatives of the municipalities for a consultation. On July 4 the Committee of Safety at Mina issued an address to the ayuntamientos of the Department of the Brazos, urging a consultation of the representatives of the several communities. Within ten days the ayuntamientos of Columbia and a citizens' meeting in San Felipe likewise had called for a consultation. Actually, it was the people of Columbia who called the general meeting. At a gathering of the citizens on August 15, 1835, with William H. Wharton presiding, the Committee of Safety and Correspondence was instructed to issue a call for a consultation of all Texans. Three days later the committee framed an address in which it asked that each jurisdiction elect and send five delegates to a consultation to be held in Washington on October 15. The tenor of its message is revealed in the sentence: 'The only instructions which we would recommend to be given to our representatives is to secure peace if it is to be obtained on constitutional terms, and to prepare for war � if war is inevitable.'