THE BEAR FLAG REVOLT
Ever hear of this event? Well, the California Republic was an unrecognized breakaway state that, for twenty-five days in 1846, militarily controlled the area to the north of the San Francisco Bay in the present-day state of California.
Following the capture of Sonoma, Captain Fremont finally took an active role in the uprising and assumed command of the settlers. The Bear Flaggers proceeded to occupy San Francisco on July 2, but their revolt would prove short-lived. News arrived that the Mexican-American War had officially been declared a month earlier, and on July 7, U.S. Navy forces under Commodore John D. Sloat invaded California and captured Monterey.
Clancy's comment: Don't you just love revolutionaries?