Short Summary: The Battle Of Alamo

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Intro The battle of Alamo has very interesting facts such as american frontiersmen including some of their most colorful leaders gather to support a revolution against a foreign despot, and hold out against massive odds. Moreover the climactic moment when they're annihilated taking large numbers of the enemy with them. Their sacrifice changes history.


In December 1835, in the early stages of Texas war for independence from Mexico, a group of Texan volunteers led by George Collinsworth and Benjamin Milam overwhelmed the Mexican garrison at the Alamo and captured the fort, seizing control of San Antonio. Therefore by mid February 1836, Colonel James Bowie and Lieutenant Colonel William B. Travis had taken command of Texan forces in San Antonio. Though Sam Houston the newly appointed commander-in-chief of the Texan forces, argued that San Antonio should be abandoned due to insufficient troop numbers, the Alamo’s defenders led by Bowie and Travis dug in nonetheless, prepared to defend the fort to the last. These defenders, who despite later reinforcements never numbered more than 200, included the famous frontiersman and former congressman from Tennessee, who had arrived in early February. …show more content…

Mexican soldiers advanced in four successive waves, with cavalry standing by in a ring outside the fray, waiting to round up any who attempted to escape. Three hours later, it was over. Nevertheless very few Texians were spared. Those who weren't killed were either women or children. The Mexican losses exceeded the entire Texian force: about 300 dead and more than 500 wounded. The Battle of the Alamo was definitely a victory for the Mexican Army, in that it gained a valuable landmark and defensive post in the struggle to re-assimilate Texas. Accordingly the battle also served as a rallying cry for the American troops who invaded Mexico a decade later. Many were heard to be uttering the rally cry "Remember the

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