In January of 1836 about 145 Texans were fortified in the soft walls of the Alamo also known as Cottonwood. Some of the important people here were lieutenant Colonel William Berret Travis, Jim Bowie, and Davy Crocket. Meanwhile Santa Anna drove his troops into Texas in the dead of winter to level the Alamo. They arrived and began their siege on February 23. Fighting Ensued for about 13 days with minimum casualties. But on the 13th day of battle March 6, 1836 Santa Anna ordered a surprise attack from all sides in the dead of night. All defenders of the Alamo died that night.
On the dawn of the thirteenth day of the war the Santa Anna forced their way into the base. Immediately all hope was lost and the men said goodbye to their hiding families and tried to hold off the attacking Santa Anna so their families could escape. Unfortunately the Santa Anna had expected the Texans to flee so they had men hidden waiting to kill the
What is the Goliad Massacre? The Goliad Massacre was a horrific battle that took place on March 27, 1836. In the battle of Goliad, the alamo fought against the Mexicans, losing and being destroyed completely by the mexicans. The alamo was a fighting group full of Texas rebels trying to seek independence from Mexico. The alamo were settled with all of their supplies and out of nowhere, a sneak attack of the mexicans took place. Mexicans charged at the alamo smart and with strategy. The alamo were stuck and was set up to be in a defensive position, receiving much damage. After long fight, the alamo surrendered and were all taken prisoners. The texans pleaded for mercy and begged for their lives, thinking they would get out alive. But Santa
Even though Travis did not succeed due to the overwhelming number of Santa Ana’s army which Travis and the troops paid with their lives Travis’s letter did however struck a core in many of the volunteers and the US army, which Sam Houston led to victory over Santa Anna in April 21 1836, in the Battle of San Jacinto. Travis’s letter had a vast impact that shaped the destiny of America and the world with the defeat of Santa Anna since the Republic of Texas
The Alamo first saw action when General Cos landed at Copano, and headed to San Antonio to meet up with Colonel Ugartechea. By now war was on everyone’s mind and many events prior to Cos marching toward San Antonio set the playing field for war, but not everyone really was for it,..... at least not yet. Meanwhile, in Gonzales the revolution had started over a cannon that the settlers would not give up. This is also were the phrase “come and take it!” was born. What had happen was Ugartechea sent a lieutenant with some men to unarm a group of colonist who had a cannon at their disposal in Gonzales. What the Mexican’s did not count on was that in the end they would be sent running off to San Antonio after being repulsed by the colonists. Now the colonists formed a small army to March on Cos and his men, which the settlers wanted out of Texas for good. As Lord points out Cos would be ready for the settlers in San Antonio. Lord also points out how the mission in San Antonio got its name, Lord states that the mission once held a colonial company from the Alamo de Parras in Mexico, and that the named carried over and was shortened to just being called the Alamo.
The film “The Alamo” revealed the history of Texas and battle of Alamo about Texas revolution, early back in the mid-1830s. The film was released in 2004, which reflected how the Texans fought bravely against Mexicans government to preserve their independence from the Mexico. Sam Houston, Jim Bowie, William Barrel Travis, Davy Crockett, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna were the main characters of the movie. Sam Houston was the governor of the Texas and used to live with Indians. Jim Bowie was the colonel with a huge knife and was opportunities. William B Travis was lieutenant colonel who divorced his wife and Jim used to call him “Buck” in the movie. Davy Crockett was renowned as a bear fighter and sharpshooter. He used to play violin and everybody
Until March of 1836, Texas belonged to Mexico. General Sam Houston did not see San Antonio as an area worth holding because most of the Anglo settlements were in the eastern section of the region. Because of the General Houston sent Jim Bowie to San Antonio with orders to destroy the Alamo and return with the rebels and their weapons. Bowie along with William B. Travis disregarded the general’s orders and took refuge
The battle at the Alamo is one of the most significant events in the Texas Revolution, as well as in both Mexican and American history. For Mexican President and General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, it was a tale of determination and holding to the principles of a strong, central government. For Americans living in Texas, the Alamo was a venture of small scale Revolutionary ideals; a people should be able to democratically express how they feel their homeland to be governed. As we know, both countries experienced the extreme opposites of their desired outcomes, if only initially. The tales of this specific point in time are many, though some certainly contain many varying details from the next. However, most can hardly be proven, as
The Battle of San Jacinto The Battle of San Jacinto was a decisive battle that helped to secure the independence of Texas. The Battle occurred on the 21st of April, 1836 in which the Texan Army led by General Sam Houston defeated the Mexican Army led by General Santa Anna.
A little history before we start diving into the significance of the battles, there some precursors to the beginning of the conflict. There were a lot of political and cultural clashes between the Mexican government and American settlers in Texas. In the 1820 's, this was in the early stages. Mexico wanted to attract settlers to the state known as Coahuila which is known as Texas today. The American settlers where wanting to go because the land was good for farming and ranching. Though the American settlers soon started pushing the Mexicans away, and Mexico was slowly becoming reluctant to allow the Americans to settle here. When Americans settlers started to migrate in Texas, Mexico tried to stop them by implementing a law that they convert to Catholicism and become Mexican citizens. Though, most of the Texas settlers approved of the Mexican constitution of 1824,
Lisa Santini History 2010 Fall, 2011 Crisp, James E. Sleuthing the Alamo: Davey Crockett's Last Stand and Other Mysteries of the Texas Revolution. New York: Oxford University Press, Inc, 2005. Book Review Sleuthing the Alamo: Davey Crockett’s Last Stand and Other Mysteries of the Texas Revolution is more about the
Introduction The siege, fall and ensuing massacre of nearly two hundred Alamo defenders at the hands of Mexican General, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna y Perez de Lebron’s army of over five thousand was a defining moment in both Texan, and American history. For 13 days against insurmountable odds, a small, but very determined Texan garrison force fended off an equally determined Mexican Army ordered to capture it. I’ll discuss the events and political climate leading up to the siege, key historic figures involved on both sides, the siege itself, along with events immediately following the battle. The iconic phrase, “Remember the Alamo!” would later go on to become a rallying cry at the Battle of San Jacinto.
This battle was fought between Mexican President General López de Santa Anna and the two commanders in charge of the Texan army, James Bowie and William Travis. Like many other battles fought during the Texas Revolution, the Texan forces were outnumbered. Santa Anna’s army consisted of a little fewer than 2,000 men at this point, while the Texans defending the Alamo had less than 300 troops. The final siege of the Alamo lasted about thirteen days and ended when nearly all of the Texan troops were dead. By March 6th, a little fewer than 600 Mexican soldiers lost their
The men of Texas no longer want to be led by the president Santa Anna, who is more like a dictator, so they claimed their independence from Mexico. Sam Houston, commander of the Texas Army, is trying to persuade people from the US to immigrate to Texas, by giving them land. Sam Houston meets with Jim Bowie in one scene where he tells him that if he goes to Texas he’d have 640 acres of land of his choosing. With the prospect of land, famous Davie Crockett goes to Texas, but hadn’t realized that Texas was still part of a revolutionary war with Mexico. William Travis seeks a new life in Texas and goes to the Alamo as lieutenant colonel. All of these men go to the Alamo with different intentions and in support of the revolution. They have different thoughts and beliefs, but they all also share a common goal of freedom and protection of the land they claimed
The Alamo represented “the San Antonio de Valero, a Spanish Mission, in the early 1700’s,” as it says in the Alamo.org. As Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and William Travis get set up to defend their status, Santa Anna and his army surround Travis’ fort. There ends up being a nighttime raid and the Texan Army ends up taking over Anna’s biggest cannon. There are many small details that occur in the movie that nobody but eye-witnesses will be able to know what actually happened. The Mexicans invade the Alamo and many of the Texan soldiers die. There wasn’t much of the Texas Army left and Bowie suffers wounded in bed. The battle ends after many days of fighting for independence and the Mexican Army comes out with a win. The historical accuracy is right on point with what the movie shows. Mexico wins back their own territory and Texas was defeated. But in fact, Texas later wins their independence and eventually becomes a state and a part of the United