Texas Historical Documents

Texas Timeline - 1846

Texas Timeline Index

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

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