Rebels paid in blood for Matamoros Expedition

  • Rebels paid in blood for Matamoros Expedition
    Rebels paid in blood for Matamoros Expedition
While Santa Anna lay siege to the Alamo on Feb. 25, 1836, Gen. Jose Urrea was mopping up a forgotten fiasco known as the Matamoros Expedition. In retrospect this harebrained military campaign stands out as the supreme folly of the Lone Star Revolution, a reckless roll of the dice that directly contributed in the slaughter at the Alamo and Goliad. But in the early days of the uprising, the…

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