March 6,1836...6:30a.m ... last firing is over... The Alamo has fallen!
After a 13 days siege of 2,000 Mexicans, 189 Heroes had offered their lives to insure the freedom of Texas.
The Alamo Garrison
(Commander of the Alamo) : One of the first to fall, he died defending the north wall at an early hour on March 6. He was 26 years old.
(Co-commander of the Alamo): Killed in his bed, where he laid sick with pneumonia, in a small room in the south side. He was 41 years old.
His body was found in small fort in the west side. He was 50 years old.
At the end of the Battle of Alamo, Santa Anna's loss was estimated at 600 men.
The Alamo was remembered, as well as the Goliad massacre (perpetrated
by order of General Santa Anna), forty-six days later, on April 21, 1836 at the Battle of San Jacinto, where 783 men led by
General Sam Houston defeated 1,500 Mexicans.
The battle lasted only eighteen minutes.
When all was over, 630 men of the Mexican army were dead; 730 were prisoners.
Nine Texans lost their lives.
General Santa Anna, disguised as a peasant, was captured the following day.
The independence of Texas was won !
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The Second Flying Company of Alamo de Parras
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