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Follow Up To Texas Independence Day Blog

bq. The Battle of the Alamo, a part of the Texas Revolution, ended on March 6, 1836, when Mexican troops under General Antonio López de Santa Anna regained the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Béxar (modern-day San Antonio, Texas). Several months previously, rebellious Texians had driven all Mexican troops out of Mexican Texas. Up to 260 Texians were garrisoned in the Alamo at various times. On February 23, 1836, Santa Anna and 1,500 Mexican troops laid siege to the Alamo as the first step in a campaign to re-take Texas. In the final battle, all but two of the Texian defenders were killed, and 400–600 Mexican troops were killed or wounded.

Perhaps the original day of infamy...had any of us been there, our wives would now be widows, and our children orphans.  The early dawn attack was over whelming and complete, I cannot imagine the noise, chaos, anger, fear, and determination.

I was but four or five years old the first time I saw The Alamo, I remain reverently thankful men who stood for their beliefs.

Throughout my travels, I have always noticed that people know about Texas and know about the Alamo.

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Viva The Matadors' writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Viva The Matadors' writers or editors.</em>

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