Battle of the San Gabriels
The Battle of the San Gabriels was an 1839 skirmish in the Texas–Indian wars.
|Battle of the San Gabriels|
|Part of The Texas–Indian wars|
|Republic of Texas||
|Commanders and leaders|
|Lt. James Rice||Manuel Flores|
The battle began on 17 May 1839. A company of Texas Rangers under Lt. James O. Rice had pursued the Mexican agent Manuel Flores and his party of Mexicans and Indians, following their murder of four surveyors working between Seguin and San Antonio, Texas. Battle was commenced on the north San Gabriel River, after the 2 day pursuit. In the first charge, Flores was killed and his company fled, abandoning a supply train intended to equip the Indians of East Texas for a revolt against the Texians. In the captured baggage, Rice discovered letters between Flores and Vicente Córdova as well as instructions from Mexican general Valentín Canalizo, detailing the Córdova Rebellion. These letters contradicted The Bowl's previous denials of involvement with Córdova's revolt and led to the Cherokee War.
A marker was placed near the site in 1936.
- Mann, William L. Mann: Battle of the San Gabriels from the Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved 20 Feb 2010.
- Patten, Roderick B.: Manuel Flores from the Handbook of Texas Online. Retrieved 20 Feb 2010.
- "Foreign Influences," including Córdova's letter. Texas Library & Archives Commission. Retrieved 20 Feb 2010.
- Manuel Flores: 2.5 miles SE on SH 29, past US 183, 0.1 miles north on CR 260: Texas marker #9093 | 
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