Those interested in Texas history can’t understand the events of 1836 without first understanding what happened in 1813 at the Battle of Medina.
In the 1820s or ’30s, an anonymous survivor of the Spanish Royalist occupation n 1813 wrote down his (or her?) memories of those tragic events.
The Sack of Béxar culminated in the execution of hundreds of Tejano men and the imprisonment and assault of just as many Tejana women.
This podcast episode sums up everything learned over the past year at the Aug. 18, 1813, Battle of Medina, some 20 miles south of San Antonio.
Researchers have uncovered artifacts from the battle, including cannonballs. With the artifacts plotted on a map, a pattern begins to emerge.
After the Republican victory at the Battle of Rosillo and Texans’ bold declaration of independence in April 1813, a Royalist commander from Veracruz decided to take charge of the situation.
Joe Arciniega recites the original Texas Declaration of Independence in English. Arciniega is a direct descendant of the men declaring independence in 1813.
The research team learns important facts while digging at the suspected site of the Republican camp the night before the Battle of Medina.
In the latest episode of “Finding Medina,” we examine early-1800s maps that might tell us where contemporaries believed the Battle of Medina occurred.
The research team takes to the air to look for the “canyon” chosen by the Republican army to later ambush the Royalist Army before the Battle of Medina.