The Metal Toy Soldiers of Wm. Hocker, Proprietor


In 1835 Mexico decrees an end to the immigration of Anglos into its Texas Province, refusing the settlers demands for autonomy. The "Texian" settlers capture San Antonio and declare independence but are defeated by the Mexican Army under Santa Anna at the Alamo. A Texian force under Sam Houston then attacks Santa Anna at San Jacinto and drives him back across the Rio Grande.While the Texians proclaim their republic, Mexico continues to see Texas as a province under rebel control.

In 1845, invoking America's "manifest destiny", President Polk offers statehood to the Texians, sends a force under Zachery Taylor to the Rio Grande and declares war when Mexico crosses the river in response. The US steadily pushes the Mexicans southward in several battles. A western front is begun in 1846 when Gen. Kearny subdues the lightly defended New Mexico Territory, then marches on to California to support a "bear flag" rebellion begun by freelance officer John Fremont. The US Navy under Sloat sails into California ports claiming them for the US. Resistance to the occupation by landed Mexican "Californios" is put down by Sloats' and Kearnys' forces. A third front is opened as Winfield Scott takes the coastal city of Vera Cruz, then pushes the Mexican Army in a series of battles back into Mexico City, where Santa Anna surrenders. Santa Anna is exiled. Vast areas of territory are added to the Union, including, for better or worse, the future states of California and Texas

The Texas War of Independence 1836

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298Texian Volunteers
15 pieces
$360
299Texian Volunteer Artillery
7 pieces
$190$171
300Personalitites of the Alamo
4 pieces
$80

The Mexican Army 1836-48

301Mexican Infantry Marching
8 pieces
$180$162
302Mexican Infantry Firing
8 pieces
$180$162
303Mexican Infantry Advancing
8 pieces
$180$162
304Gren. Gds. of the Supreme Power
7 pieces
$180$162
305Mexican Cavalry
5 pieces
$180$162
306Presidial Lancers
5 pieces
$180
307Tulancingo Cuirassiers
5 pieces
$180$162
308Mexican Artillery
7 pieces
$190$171
309Californio Lancers
5 pieces
$180

The American Army 1846-48

310US Infantry Colors Drums & Officer
5 pieces
$140
311US Infantry Marching 1846
8 pieces
$180$162
312US Infantry Firing & On Gurad 1846
8 pieces
$180
313US Regiment of Voltigeurs
8 pieces
$180$162
314US Light Artillery 1846
12 pieces
$390
315US Dragoons 1846
5 pieces
$180$162
316US Navy & Marine Landing Party
15 pieces
$390
317Mississippi Rifles
8 pieces
$180$162
318Mexican Spy Co. & Scouts
5 pieces
$180$162
319Texas Rangers
5 pieces
$180

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