- Jan 2018
The Mexicans handed the Republic of Texas some serious whippings before Texas was annexed by the United States. And the Texian rebellion against Mexico was a very close run thing; had Santa Anna not ordered the Army of Operations to leave Texas to save his hide I think Urrea coukd have crushed the Texians. But of course that's a shoulda, coulda, woulda.I would love to read about that. I have always wondered how the Mexican War Hawks who wanted a second bite at the apple could not figure out that - if they couldn't whip Texas by itself in 1836, how where they going to whip Texas and her 27 new friends in 1845?