September 12, 2018 - The William Carroll Crawford of the Republic of Texas recognizes events and leaders that helped shape the Republic of Texas as DRT Texas Honor Days. Here are two of those events.
Texian Navy Day - September 15th
In September 1835, the first naval engagement of the Texas Revolution occurred near Velasco. In that engagement between a Texian privateer, the San Felipe, and a Mexican war schooner, the Correo, the schooner was forced to unconditionally surrender, giving the San Felipe the victory. This encounter was a month before the first land battle at Gonzales
Texas Heroes Day - September 18th
The Daughters of the Republic of Texas recognize Texas military heroes of September 18. The DRT has designated this day to honor and preserve the memory of the volunteer soldiers who died defending the Republic of Texas and to pay tribute to the men and women of the military, both past a present, who serve Texas. As for the Republic military, special emphasis is placed on honoring those who died in the Mier Expedition and the Dawson Massacre.
On September 18, 1842, thirty six volunteer Texas soldiers were killed on the field of battle in the Dawson Massacre, a battle that took place near Salado Creek, a few miles northeast of San Antonio. Three survivors escaped to tell the story and fifteen others were taken prisoner by Mexican soldiers and marched to Perote Prison in Veracruz, Mexico.