The Alamo: The Battle for Texas (Milestones in American by Shane Mountjoy

By Shane Mountjoy

On February 23, 1836, basic and dictator Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna and a Mexican strength of greater than 2,000 males introduced an attack opposed to Colonel William B. Travis of Texas, his military of one hundred fifty five males, and 15 civilians who have been residing within the fortress often called the Alamo. The Texans, who have been bolstered via 32 males via March 1, withstood the Mexican military until eventually March 6. That day, the 187 Texan defenders perished within the hand-to-hand strive against, together with American frontiersmen Davy Crockett and James Bowie, and six hundred from the Mexican military have been killed in addition. basically the civilians survived. on the final conflict of the Texas struggle, the conflict of San Jacinto, common Santa Anna was once defeated, and the conflict cry 'Remember the Alamo!' may be heard being shouted by means of the Texan military. "The Alamo" examines this heroic episode within the Texas conflict of Independence opposed to Mexico.

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