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BATTLE OF THE ALAMO
The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas

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  • The Alamo - The number one historic destination in Texas
  • The Battle - People, Legends and Remembrances
    Battle-of-the-Alamo
  • The Battle of the Alamo by Jeffery Robenalt
    After the defeat of General Cos at the siege of San Antonio, Texans thought their independence was won. They failed to understand that General Santa Anna was enraged over the disturbances at Anahuac and Cos's surrender. The dictator would never rest until his soldiers either killed every Anglo-American and Tejano rebel who openly defied his rule or drove them across the Sabine River and out of Texas for good.
  • The Mass Grave of the Alamo Defenders -
    A Virtually Unknown Feature of the Most Written-about Event in Texas History

  • The Women of 1836, Part III, Mary Millsap by Linda-Kirkpatrick
    "... Mary Millsap, wife of Isaac Millsap, Gonzales Ranger. Isaac was the oldest defender at the Alamo and Mary was now one of the oldest widows. Not only was Mary left with the burden of seven children to raise but she had been blind for many years..."

  • Susannah Dickinson by Linda-Kirkpatrick
    "...Susannah picked up Angelina and followed the officer into the courtyard. It was then that she viewed a site that history books can never describe. The air was still and there was a deafening hush all around. The bodies of the brave dead Texans lay stacked in piles, later to become funeral pyres spreading smoke and history to the sky above..."

  • Alamo Backdoor by Mike Cox
    Who first noted that the old Spanish mission in San Antonio had no back door? And what if the Alamo did have a back door, or at least a secret escape route? On Sept. 15, 1894, the Eagle Pass Guide reprinted a story from the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, “The Alamo’s Secret Passage.”...

  • Recalling the lesser-known heroes of the Alamo by Murray Montgomery 4-11-11
    Alamo messengers John William Smith and James L. Allen


  • Letters from the Alamo by Murray Montgomery
    "...I've also had a desire to get my information from the original sources - that is, those folks who actually lived, loved, fought, and died during those turbulent times of early Texas..."


  • Line in the Sand by Mike Cox
    "By March 5, 1836, Col. William Barrett Travis had known for several days that his situation inside the old Spanish mission called the Alamo had become hopeless..."


  • Did Davy survive? by Bob Bowman
    Did Davy Crockett survive the battle of the Alamo, only to be sent to Mexico as a prisoner and forced to work in a mine? The possibility was raised in an edition of Southwestern Historical Quarterly in April of 1940...

  • David Crockett Memorial Building, Crockett, Texas by Sarah Reveley
  • New Alamo Letter
    Our Initial Correspondence from Mr. David London:

    "I am sending a copy of a letter written by William B. Travis at the Alamo that has been in my family for over 160 years... We have never offered it for sale... It had never been published..."
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  • ALAMO LETTER:
    From Travis' hand to the State Archives
    or Is there a Graphologist in the house?
    by John Troesser

  • The Spirit of Sacrifice, aka The Alamo Cenotaph by John Troesser

  • Joe by MikeCox
    The man who witnessed Travis' death at the Alamo

  • Alamo Monument by Mike Cox
    In 1912, a San Antonio group began raising money to build a monument to the defenders of the Alamo. But the memorial they wanted for Alamo Plaza would not be any run of the mill monument. It would be Texas-sized and then some, an architectural wonder...

  • Alamo Hero by W. T. Block Jr.
    Isaac Ryan

  • Killer's Trail of Thread by W. T. Block
    Some Alamo Heroes Fought Twice for Texas

  • George C. Kimble and Almaron Dickinson, Heroic hat makers at the Alamo by Murray Montgomery

  • Savior of The Alamo... Remembering Adina De Zava by Murray Montgomery
    "If it hadn't been for her efforts, the Alamo might well have been replaced by a parking lot."

  • Eyewitness to the Battle of the Alamo - An Unidentified Mexican Soldier's Personal Account of the Historic Struggle by Murray Montgomery

  • Alamo Letters by Mike Cox
    The impassioned letters Col. William B. Travis sent by courier from the Alamo are dramatic pieces of writing, but they are not the only surviving words of someone who died in the old Spanish mission on March 6, 1836.

  • Alamo Ghosts - Dawn at the Alamo by James L. Choron 4-4-04
    An ghost encounter, and chilling tales of ghostly experiences at the Alamo.

  • The Alamo's Red River Connection by Bob Bowman

  • Alamo Marksman by Bob Bowman

  • Juan's Cabin by Bob Bowman
    When Juan Antonio Badillo left East Texas in 1836 and enlisted for six months service with the new Republic of Texas, he left two legacies. One, he was one of only a handful of Tejanos - Mexicans born in Texas - who died at the Alamo on March 6, 1836. Two, he left a still-standing log cabin that could be among East Texas' oldest structures...

  • Alamo Cowards by Mike Cox

  • Alamo Museum by Sarah Reveley

  • Alamo Survivor Enrique Esparza - Historical Marker. Enrique Esparza is buried in the El Carmen Cemetery in Losoya

  • Remember the Alamo, Battle of the Alamo Reenacted by Terry Jeanson

  • Two Alamos by Mike Cox

  • Thermopylae by Mike Cox


    Cartoons by Roger T. Moore
  • Alamo Volunteers
  • March 6, 1836: The Alamo
  • February 8, 1836
  • Alamo Battle drawing
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