Frontier Texas is a history museum, gift shop and the official visitor center for Abilene and the Texas Forts Trail Region. Now Showing "Blood & Treasure on the Frontier"

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This month in Texas history

Date: July 7, 1842

On this day, Texas troops defeated a Mexican invasion at the battle of Lipantitlán. The Mexican incursion, part of a pattern of attack and counterattack between Mexico and the Republic of Texas, was commanded by Antonio Canales Rosillo. James Davis, adjutant general of the Army of the Republic of Texas, and Capt. Ewen Cameron led a mutinous, disorganized, ill-supplied command, which nonetheless succeeded in defeating a Mexican force three times its size. Lipantitlán had also been the site of a battle in 1836.

Explore this exhibit: A Wild Land

13,000 Years of cultures smashed by the forces of this region

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