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Texas Colonists Fought Round One At Velasco

The 150 colonists led by John Austin (no kin to Stephen F.) and Henry Smith were not looking for a fight with the government garrison at Velaso on June 25, 1832, but the Mexican commander took issue with the cannon the Texans were taking by boat to Anahuac.

The result was the first bloodshed of the Lone Star Revolution.  The price of victory for the colonists was 10 dead, including three who later died of their wounds, compared to five fatalities for the other side.  Nevertheless, it was the Mexicans that surrendered after running out of ammunition.