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This day in History: The Battle
of the Alamo comes to an end

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Posted By: StormCnter, 3/6/2020 5:21:48 AM

On March 6, 1836, after 13 days of intermittent fighting, the Battle of the Alamo comes to a gruesome end, capping off a pivotal moment in the Texas Revolution. Mexican forces were victorious in recapturing the fort, and nearly all of the roughly 200 Texan defenders—including legendary frontiersman Davy Crockett—died. Thirteen days earlier, on February 23, Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna ordered a siege of the Alamo Mission (near present-day San Antonio), which had been occupied by rebel Texas forces since December. An army of over 1,000 Mexican soldiers began descending on the makeshift fort and setting up artillery.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Hank Reardon 3/6/2020 7:12:08 AM (No. 338260)
Thanks for "remembering the Alamo," OP.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden 3/6/2020 7:26:11 AM (No. 338270)
“The defense of the Alamo remains a symbol of resistance to oppression and revolutionary spirit.” Amen... continuing today. KAG
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Reply 3 - Posted by: obdurate 3/6/2020 7:39:08 AM (No. 338278)
Recuerda el Alamo
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MattMusson 3/6/2020 7:47:29 AM (No. 338289)
And, just for the record, the last 16 men who came to reinforce the Alamo Defenders were Tejanos (Hispanic Texans). By then, they probably knew the cause was lost. But, they came anyway.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: texaspast 3/6/2020 8:33:06 AM (No. 338337)
And 32 men from Gonzales came to reinforce the Alamo defenders, knowing it was almost certainly a hopeless cause. Several of these men were among the men who faced down the Mexican dragoons in 1835 over the Gonzales cannon, which the Mexicans wanted to take. The men of Gonzales flew the 'Come and Take It' flag over their cannon - the Mexicans backed down that time. All of the men of Gonzales who went to the Alamo died, including a 15 year old boy, William King, who persuaded his father to let him take his place at the Alamo, and 16 year old Galba Fuqua. The Gonzales men made it into the Alamo five days before the battle, eight days after the siege had begun. They knew what they were walking into, but went anyway. They are remembered as 'The Immortal 32.'
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Bassman1911 3/6/2020 8:34:41 AM (No. 338339)
And Mexico has been trying to take Texas back ever since by flooding Texas and surrounding states with millions of illiterate, illegal invaders with nothing to offer but dependency and criminal activity and the Democrats are happy to help them as much as possible.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Texas Tillie 3/6/2020 8:38:46 AM (No. 338343)
"Near present day San Antonio" - what is left of the Alamo (chapel) is in downtown San Antonio. Also, David Crockett never went by the nickname Davy, but Walt Disney didn't get the message!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: StormCnter 3/6/2020 9:04:28 AM (No. 338364)
Several years ago, we were touring the museum in Chapultepec Park in Mexico City. All the exhibit signs were in Spanish and I can read a little Spanish. I walked up to a glassed display of flags, one of which was identified as having been captured at San Antonio de Valero on March 6, 1836. The Alamo. Subsequently, there was a big international campaign to return the flag to Texas. It was removed from display and to my knowledge still remains in that museum's storage.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: MDConservative 3/6/2020 9:24:19 AM (No. 338381)
Story below about that flag displayed at Chapultepec Park in Mexico City. Texas holds four Mexican battle flags, at least two of which were displayed at the Alamo.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Howard Adams 3/6/2020 9:32:13 AM (No. 338396)
Brian Kilmeade's new book, Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers is an enjoyable read. I also recommend the "coffee table" book, The Alamo and Beyond: A Collector's Journey by Phil Collins of Genesis fame. The book was published by State House Press.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Alecto2 3/6/2020 9:58:31 AM (No. 338438)
Check out: Lists names and bios of many of the defenders, including 10 English, 4 Scots, 9 Irish, 2 Germans.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Howard Adams 3/6/2020 10:32:20 AM (No. 338473)
An authoritative work is The Alamo Defenders: A critical study of the siege of the Alamo & the personnel of its defenders by Amelia W. Williams Ph.D. and edited by Michelle M Haas by Copano Bay Press. Dr Williams published her work in 1931. Enjoy!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Muguy 3/6/2020 11:16:15 AM (No. 338524)
Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! George P. Bush is attempting to move the Cenotaph 500 feet from where it stands as a monument to the funeral pyre of the Alamo defenders to "re-imagine" the Alamo. There is no more sacred ground to native Texans than the Alamo plaza.... There is a VERY REAL and SPECIAL pride that Texans have that others just don't get-- it all began with the 13 day defense of the Alamo. Go see if for yourself before George P. and his inventors try to turn it into Disneyland. Restoration work is currently underway to protect the Alamo for future generations yet unborn. In a referendum on the March 3rd Primary ballot over 98% of Texas Republicans voted to protect the Alamo Cenotaph from being moved. "Victory or Death!"
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Reply 14 - Posted by: DVC 3/6/2020 1:39:55 PM (No. 338655)
And while we need to never forget the heroic, but losing battle for the Alamo, we need to similarly remember that six weeks later, at the Battle of San Jacinto, the Texans wiped out Santa Ana's army in 18 minutes. And, the Texans captured Santa Ana (General and President of Mexico) himself the following day, as he tried to escape dressed as a common soldier. There were still Mexican troops under another general to be defeated, but they were short on food, ammunition and mired in spring mud, and realized that they could be easily wiped out if the Texans chose to do so, so they headed south. Santa Ana agreed to a peace treaty and the war ended with the Republic of Texas a separate country, and Santa Ana deposed in Mexico. The Alamo was the bitter, San Jacinto, the sweet. And a USN aviator friend, now deceased, flew a torpedo bomber at the Battle of the Philippine Sea in WW2 off of the light aircraft carrier San Jacinto.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: JimBob 3/7/2020 12:20:45 AM (No. 339079)
A list of essential things to remember as one leaves the house each morning: -Wallet -Glasses -The Alamo -Car keys.
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