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Battle of Concepción ignites siege of Bexar

October
28
1835

On this day in 1835, Texans and Mexicans skirmished near San Antonio at the battle of Concepción, the opening engagement in the siege of Bexar. Some ninety Texans under the command of James Bowie and James W. Fannin, Jr., defeated a force of 275 Mexican soldiers and two cannons. Mexican losses included fourteen killed and thirty-­nine wounded, some of whom died later. Texas losses included one killed and one wounded.

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