TOLSA, EUGENIO (?–?). Eugenio Tolsa, soldier, commanded the second brigade of Antonio López de Santa Anna's forces that entered Texas in late 1835 to suppress the Texas Revolution. On March 24, 1836, Tolsa was ordered to reinforce Joaquín Ramírez y Sesma at the Colorado River. As the Texas troops retreated toward East Texas, the Mexican troops were taken over the river on rafts in pursuit of the Texas army. Tolsa's orders, dated March 31, were to operate against Bolivar, West Bay, Chocolate, Hall's Bayou, Harrisburg, Lynchburg, and as far as the San Jacinto River and Goose Creek. Santa Anna joined Sesma and Tolsa on April 6 as they marched toward San Felipe, where Santa Anna took picked troops and went ahead. After Santa Anna's defeat at San Jacinto, Tolsa joined the general Mexican retreat on April 25. On May 26, 1836, he acted as one of Vicente Filisola's commissioners in ratifying the public treaty of Velasco, which was presented by Ben Fort Smith and Henry Teal to the retreating Mexicans, who had reached Mugerero Creek.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, "Tolsa, Eugenio," accessed April 30, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fto12.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Get Texas history every day,
with day by day
Each day's email tells a little bit more of the story of Texas and links to our collection of more than 27,000 articles