The Spanish royalist army under Gen. Joaquín de Arredondo is victorious at the Battle of Medina south of San Antonio. Gen. Arredondo’s forces enter San Antonio two days after the battle and inflict punishment on the civilian population. 700 of the citizens are imprisoned, eighteen die of suffocation out of 300 in one house; the remainder are shot.
The promise of rain cheered San Antonians. Showers and heavy rains drenched the surrounding areas.
The new San Antonio Evening News newspaper (“a paper with a conscience and backbone“) is advertised in the San Antonio Express (right). Publication begins on September 4.