Saga of a Texas Ranger–Series by Jeff Robenalt

Texas history and then some.

Council House Fight

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Council House Fight San Antonio Plaza

Council House Fight San Antonio Plaza

 

Council House Fight Comanche War Chiefs
Council House Fight Comanche War Chiefs
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Council House Fight Mirabeau Lamar
Council House Fight General Albert Sidney Johnston
Council House Fight General Albert Sidney Johnston

                                                                                                                              In March of 1840, a meeting took place in old San Antonio between representatives of the government of the Republic of Texas and the Penateka Comanches to discuss terms of a peace treaty. The meeting was held in a small, one-story limestone building on the corner of Main Plaza and Calabozo (Market) Streets know as the Council House. The flat-roofed, earthen-floor structure adjoined the old stone jailhouse where the City Hall now stands. The back yard of the Council House was later to become City Hall. The disastrous results of this meeting would soon lead to the Great Comanche Raid of 1840 and the Battle of Plum Creek.  *** Now read the entire article posted on this web site at “A Glimpse of Texas Past”. ***

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