This battle is believed to be unique, marking the only occasion in which a sailing warship engaged and fought a war steamer to a draw.The battle, which raged over several days, was a tactical draw, but a strategic victory for the Texan Navy, which forced the Mexicans to lift their blockade of Campeche and assured security in the meantime for the rebels in Yucatan. Dismiss degrading words and actions by saying, “he’s not that way all the time,” “she’s just insecure,” “you know I didn’t mean to hurt you,” or “but he really loves me,” and they almost always get worse over time. And even if things never escalate beyond control and verbal abuse, the consequence is still serious – a loss of freedom, respect, happiness, and even safety. You may need to raise a red flag if you see or suspect that one person in a relationship… Relationships aren’t that clear, but they do have their own consequences.
The six vessels were known as the second Texas Navy.
It was seen as nearly impossible for commerce to go through any other channels into Texas other than by ship due to the impractical nature of crossing Louisiana swamplands, and the “Big Thicket” of East Texas.
Navy vessels protected against marauding Mexican warships looking to cut the cord that flowed to Texas through Galveston, keeping the fledgling war effort, and eventually the Republic, alive.
The founders of the Republic of Texas attempted to bolster recruitment into the armed forces through the generous inducement of land for military service.
The policy in Texas was inconsistent, as not all Texas veterans were treated equally.