Texas Timeline Index
1840 March 19
Peace talks between the Comanches and the Texas government turn into a fight at the Council House in San Antonio.1840 May 09
Sam Houston marries Margaret Lea.1840 June 24
Col. Henry Karnes calls for a volunteer army to fight Indians, Mexicans and lawless elements on the frontier.1840 August 12
The Battle of Plumb Creek near Lockhart sees the white man defeat the Comanche, pushing the Indians farther to the west.