Remember the Alamo!

Today, in 1836, the Alamo fell to the Mexican Army.

The Battle of the Alamo (February 23 – March 6, 1836) was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna launched an assault on the Alamo Mission in San Antonio de Béxar (modern-day San Antonio, Texas). All but two of the Texian defenders were killed. Santa Anna’s cruelty during the battle inspired many Texians—both Texas settlers and adventurers from the United States—to join the Texian Army. Buoyed by a desire for revenge, the Texians defeated the Mexican Army at the Battle of San Jacinto, on April 21, 1836, ending the revolution.

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One Response to Remember the Alamo!

  1. FarmDad says:

    I always thought the Alamo was pretty much a movie set until I visited it in person. Truly Hallowed ground where Heroes of our nation once walked, fought and died.

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