2009 Reprint of 1959 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. The Texas Revolution or Texas War of Independence was a military conflict between Mexico and settlers in the Texas portion of the Mexican state Coahuila y Tejas. The war lasted from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836. War began in Texas on October 2, 1835, with the Battle of Gonzales. Early Texian successes at La Bahia and San Antonio were soon met with crushing defeat at the same locations a few months later. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto where General Sam Houston led the Texian Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas. Kemp's volume is one of the more comprehensive biographical accounts of the 59 men who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. Kemp also attempts to correct traditional errors that persist regarding the events surrounding the signing of the Declaration.