Texas Historical Documents

Texas Timeline - 1846

Texas Timeline Index

February 19, 1846 The Republic of Texas is officially declared at an end.
April 25, 1846 A border skirmish near Brownsville marks the beginning of the U.S. war with Mexico.
May 08, 1846 The Battle of Palo Alto, the first major fight of the Mexican War, results in a U.S. victory.
May 09, 1846 Gen. Zachary Taylor defeats the Mexicans at Resaca de Ia Palma.
May 12, 1846 Norris Cuney, one of the most prominent black men in Texas, is born a slave in Waller County.
September 21, 1846 Ranger Capt. Robert Gillespie dies leading a charge on the Bishop's Palace in Monterrey during the Mexican War.

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