Week 20: May

Week 20: May 14 thru 20th

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5/14 of… 1832

The first engagement of The Blackhawk War (east). Isaiah Stillman‘s Illinois Militia are routed by Blackhawk‘s “British Band” of Sauk and Fox [Meskwaki] Indians at the battle of Stillman’s Run.  {001}

1836

Treaties of Velasco: a public treaty and a secret treaty signed at Velasco, TX, in the aftermath of the Battle of San Jacinto.* Attempting to stop the hostilities and set borders, the signatories were prisoner, Antonio López de Santa Anna for Mexico and Interim President David G. Burnet for the Republic of Texas. Neither treaty was ratified by the Mexican government because Santa Anna had signed the documents under coercion. Mexico claimed Texas was a breakaway province, but couldn’t do anything about it. The independence of Texas, or its later annexation by the U.S., was not formally recognized by Mexico until the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.** Formally ending the Mexican-American War, which had resulted partly from the annexation, and setting the Rio Grande River as the international border.  {001}
see:
*Wk. 16, 04/21/1836 – Battle of San Jacinto
**Wk. 05, 02/02/1848 – Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
References – Dictionary Runaway Scrape

1856

Henry C. WayneArmy Maj. Henry C. Wayne lands at Indianola, TX with the first 34 camels of the U.S. Camel Corps; 41 more will arrive in February of 1857. Photos: Wayne, PD U.S.  {001}
see:
Wk. 9, 03/03/1855 – Camels
Photo Gallery Index – Transportation PhotosCamels?)

1878

LCW: Deputy Sheriff Doc Scurlock (a Regulator) leads a twenty-man posse including Charlie Bowdre, George Coe, Billy the Kid and Henry Brown, to the Dolan-Riley cattle ranch where they kill one employee, wound two, and abscond with 26 horses and several mules. This action gets Sheriff John Copeland (Tunstall-McSween faction) removed by the Governor andOld West Daily Reader Subscribe Today

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