Battle of the Alamo

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  • General Cos surrenders San Antonio to Texians

    General Cos surrenders San Antonio to Texians
  • Orders to Blow Up the Alamo

    Orders to Blow Up the Alamo
    PhotoSam Houston orders Texians to blow up the Alamo and return to Goliad. The force in San Antonio, including William Travis, believe they can hold the Alamo. Houston leaves the decision to the Commander, O'Neill.
  • James Bowie arrives.

    James Bowie arrives.
    photoJanuary 19, 1836 - James Bowie comes to the Alamo at the request of General Sam Houston
  • William Travis commands Alamo Forces

    William Travis commands Alamo Forces
    Travis takes command of Texian soldiers at the Alamo
  • David Crockett arrives

    David Crockett arrives
    photoFormer Tennessee congressman, David Crockett arrives at the Alamo with a group of Tennessee volunteers
  • Bowie commands the volunteers

    Bowie commands the volunteers
    pictureWhile Travis commands the regular army, he shares command with Jim Bowie, who commands the volunteers. The Tennesseans, with their long rifles are stationed along the wooden fortifications, where their skills for shooting accurately at longer distances would help keep the enemy back from this weaker area in the wall.
  • Santa Anna demands surrender

    Santa Anna demands surrender
    The Texans were not expecting Santa Anna's forces until spring, but Santa Anna marched his army through the bitter cold to arrive at the Alamo Feb. 22. A message arrived from Santa Anna demanding the surrender of the Alamo.
  • Daniel Cloud sounds the alarm as the attack begins

  • Captain Albert Martin arrives with 30 volunteers

    Letter from Travis About 4 PM on 23 Feb 1836, Launcelot Smithers left the Alamo and made the 76 mile ride to Gonzales where he announced the arrival of the Mexican army in San Antonio de Bexar with a note from Alamo Commander, Col. William B. Travis, to alcalde Andrew Ponton appealing for reinforcements
  • Travis writes letters begging for aid from Fannin at Goliad

    These letters were carried by John Bonham, a skillful horseman who managed to make it out of the Alamo and return with response that Fannin wasn't coming.
  • Captain Albert Martin and Gonzales Rangers arrive

    <a href='http://http://www.tamu.edu/ccbn/dewitt/gonrelief.htm' >Captain Martin arrives at Alamo<At dawn on the first of March [1836], Capt. Albert Martin, with 32 men (himself included) from Gonzales and DeWitt's Colony, passed the lines of Santa Anna and entered the walls of the Alamo, never more to leave them. These men, chiefly husbands and fathers, owning their own homes, voluntarily organized and passed through the lines of an enemy four to six thousand strong, to join 150 of their countrym
  • Travis draws the line

    Moses? RoseUpon receiving news that Fannin will not send reinforcements, Travis gives the soldiers the opportunity to stay and fight or leave. All stay except a Frenchman named Louis or Moses Rose.
  • Captain Kirk Intervenes

    Captain Kirk beams up Santa Anna
  • Final attack begins at dawn

    Final attackMarch 6: A bloody Mexican attack on the Alamo begins before dawn, and the Mexican forces slaughter all inside except for the women, children, and Travis' slave, Joe. Mexican losses number around 600.
  • "Remember the Alamo" call at the Battle of San Jacinto

    April 21, 1836 - Sam Houston shouts the Alamo call as he routs Santa Anna in the battle of San Jacinto
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    The Alamo

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    Siege of the Alamo