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  • The Battle of the Alamo occurred between February 1836 through March of the same year, during the Texas Revolution. Over two thousand Mexican soldiers besieged the Alamo Mission, a small fort in San Antonio, Texas, with just one hundred and fifty-five Texans defending it. Although the Mexicans over-ran the fort eventually, they had six hundred casualties due to the tenacity of the defenders. Two of the more famous heroes of the Alamo was the Tennessean, Davy Crockett and James Bowie.
  • This article is about the OTL battle. For the fictional battle, see Battle of the Alamo (Lee at the Alamo). The Battle of the Alamo (February 23 – March 6, 1836) was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna launched an assault on the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Béxar (modern-day San Antonio, Texas). All but two of the Texan defenders were killed. Santa Anna's perceived cruelty during the battle inspired many Texans — both Texas settlers and adventurers from the United States — to join the Texan Army. Buoyed by a desire for revenge, the Texans defeated the Mexican Army at the Battle of San Jacinto, on April 21, 1836, ending the revolution.
  • Several months previously, Texians had driven all Mexican troops out of Mexican Texas. Approximately 100 Texians were then garrisoned at the Alamo. The Texian force grew slightly with the arrival of reinforcements led by eventual Alamo co-commanders James Bowie and William B. Travis. On February 23, approximately 1,500 Mexicans marched into San Antonio de Béxar as the first step in a campaign to re-take Texas. For the next 10 days the two armies engaged in several skirmishes with minimal casualties. Aware that his garrison could not withstand an attack by such a large force, Travis wrote multiple letters pleading for more men and supplies, but fewer than 100 reinforcements arrived.
  • During the first year of the time skip, the Revolutionary Army managed to liberate Tejas from the sovereignty of the World Government. Due to the fact that Tejas was extremely important to the Marines' maintenance of a supply line in the New World, the World Government wasted no time in deploying the World Government's Special Duty Royal Task Force to quell the rebellion in Tejas. It was then, and only then, that the World Government's Special Duty Royal Task Force set themselves upon The Alamo...
  • The Battle of the Alamo was a conflict that took place in North America on Earth in 1836. The battle was fought at the Alamo mission by inhabitants of what would become the American state of Texas against Antonio López de Santa Anna of Mexico. Among the prominent Texans who stood against Santa Anna were Jim Bowie, William B. Travis, and Davy Crockett. In 1960, an historical film entitled The Alamo depicting the battle was released. It starred John Wayne as Crockett, Laurence Harvey as Travis and Richard Widmark as Bowie. (DS9 episode: "Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang")
  • The Battle of the Alamo was a battle fought on Earth in 1836, between the forces of Mexico and the people of the territory that would later become the state of Texas. The battle involved 188 Texans, held in the old Alamo mission surrounded by two thousand Mexican troops, led by General Santa Anna. The Texans were led by Colonels Jim Bowie, William B. Travis, and Davy Crockett. Although the Texans inflicted proportionately heavy Mexican casualties, Santa Anna ultimately prevailed; all 188 defenders of the outpost were killed.
  • An old Spanish mission near San Antonio swelters in the swooning Texas heat, surrounded on all sides by over 2,000 Mexican troops under the command of the charismatic devil-spawn known as General Antonio López de Santa Anna. Inside the mission, 260 soldiers of the Republic of Texas know that there is no longer any hope of survival. Their defeat is imminent. Death stares at them, unblinking. But the brave soldiers hold their ground, steadfast in the face of an enemy that crushingly outnumbers them.
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  • Texas
  • the Texas Revolution
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  • 5612157
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  • 2012-12-01
  • --02-23
  • February–March, 1836
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  • Battle of the Alamo
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  • Siege
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  • The Alamo, as drawn in 1854.
  • Brave Texans, attempting to keep Mexicans from crossing a wall. Déjà vu, anyone?
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  • Antonio López de Santa Anna
  • Colonel William Barret Travis
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  • Introduction
  • Theaters
  • BFF Empire's Roster
  • Chapter Layouts
  • Task Force's Roster
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  • 258
  • 400
  • All
  • Around 600 killed and wounded
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  • Mexican Victory
  • Mexican victory
  • Pyrrhic Mexican victory
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  • 182
  • 2400
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  • response of José Bartres to Texian requests for an honorable surrender, as quoted in the journal of Juan Almonte
  • Last words of Texian defender Almaron Dickinson to his wife Susanna as he prepared to defend the chapel.
  • excerpt from William B. Travis's letter To the People of Texas & All Americans in the World.
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  • Battle of the Alamo
  • Texas Revolution
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  • Great God, Sue, the Mexicans are inside our walls! If they spare you, save my child
  • I reply to you, according to the order of His Excellency, that the Mexican army cannot come to terms under any conditions with rebellious foreigners to whom there is no recourse left, if they wish to save their lives, than to place themselves immediately at the disposal of the Supreme Government from whom alone they may expect clemency after some considerations.
  • I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible & die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his country. VICTORY OR DEATH.
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  • The Battle of the Alamo occurred between February 1836 through March of the same year, during the Texas Revolution. Over two thousand Mexican soldiers besieged the Alamo Mission, a small fort in San Antonio, Texas, with just one hundred and fifty-five Texans defending it. Although the Mexicans over-ran the fort eventually, they had six hundred casualties due to the tenacity of the defenders. Two of the more famous heroes of the Alamo was the Tennessean, Davy Crockett and James Bowie.
  • Several months previously, Texians had driven all Mexican troops out of Mexican Texas. Approximately 100 Texians were then garrisoned at the Alamo. The Texian force grew slightly with the arrival of reinforcements led by eventual Alamo co-commanders James Bowie and William B. Travis. On February 23, approximately 1,500 Mexicans marched into San Antonio de Béxar as the first step in a campaign to re-take Texas. For the next 10 days the two armies engaged in several skirmishes with minimal casualties. Aware that his garrison could not withstand an attack by such a large force, Travis wrote multiple letters pleading for more men and supplies, but fewer than 100 reinforcements arrived. In the early morning hours of March 6, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. After repulsing two attacks, Texians were unable to fend off a third attack. As Mexican soldiers scaled the walls, most of the Texian soldiers withdrew into interior buildings. Defenders unable to reach these points were slain by the Mexican cavalry as they attempted to escape. Between five and seven Texians may have surrendered; if so, they were quickly executed. Most eyewitness accounts reported between 182 and 257 Texians dead, while most historians of the Alamo agree that around 600 Mexicans were killed or wounded. Several noncombatants were sent to Gonzales to spread word of the Texian defeat. The news sparked both a strong rush to join the Texian army and a panic, known as "The Runaway Scrape", in which the Texian army, most settlers, and the new Republic of Texas government fled from the advancing Mexican Army. Within Mexico, the battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War of 1846–48. In 19th-century Texas, the Alamo complex gradually became known as a battle site rather than a former mission. The Texas Legislature purchased the land and buildings in the early part of the 20th century and designated the Alamo chapel as an official Texas State Shrine. The Alamo is now "the most popular tourist site in Texas". The Alamo has been the subject of numerous non-fiction works beginning in 1843. Most Americans, however, are more familiar with the myths spread by many of the movie and television adaptations, including the 1950s Disney miniseries Davy Crockett and John Wayne's 1960 film The Alamo. In terms of ethnicity among the Texian defenders, 13 were native-born Texians, with 11 of these 13 being of Mexican descent. The rest of the Alamo defenders consisted of 41 men born in Europe, 2 Jews, 2 blacks, and the remainder were Americans from states other than Texas. Santa Anna's forces were a conglomeration of former Spanish citizens, Spanish-Mexican mestizos, and indigenous Mexicans.
  • The Battle of the Alamo was a conflict that took place in North America on Earth in 1836. The battle was fought at the Alamo mission by inhabitants of what would become the American state of Texas against Antonio López de Santa Anna of Mexico. Among the prominent Texans who stood against Santa Anna were Jim Bowie, William B. Travis, and Davy Crockett. In 1960, an historical film entitled The Alamo depicting the battle was released. It starred John Wayne as Crockett, Laurence Harvey as Travis and Richard Widmark as Bowie. (DS9 episode: "Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang") In 2374, Miles O'Brien first thought of the idea of creating a holosuite program of the Battle of the Alamo, although Julian Bashir was not keen on using a program in which they would lose. (DS9 episode: "Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night") O'Brien and Bashir created the program in 2375 and played the roles of Travis and Crockett respectively. Odo was invited to play the role of Santa Anna. (DS9 episode: "Afterimage") In one of their uses of the holosuite program, O'Brien and Bashir managed to make the Mexican Army retreat, although Santa Anna later attacked San Jacinto and defeated Sam Houston, bringing the war to an end with Mexico as the victor. Santa Anna's troops later returned to the Alamo to attack it again. It was at this point that O'Brien and Bashir ended the program. (DS9 short story: "The Best Defense...") O'Brien later built a model of the Alamo to see if he and Bashir could find a way to actually win the battle against Santa Anna. Bashir suggested that, by strengthening the walls, adding more cannons or building a moat, they might win, although O'Brien pointed out that if Bashir really wanted to win, he should play Santa Anna. (DS9 episode: "The Changing Face of Evil") After O'Brien left Deep Space 9 at the end of the Dominion War, Ezri Dax asked Bashir if he wanted to use the Battle of the Alamo program, although Bashir was not keen to do so without O'Brien. (DS9 episode: "What You Leave Behind")
  • This article is about the OTL battle. For the fictional battle, see Battle of the Alamo (Lee at the Alamo). The Battle of the Alamo (February 23 – March 6, 1836) was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna launched an assault on the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Béxar (modern-day San Antonio, Texas). All but two of the Texan defenders were killed. Santa Anna's perceived cruelty during the battle inspired many Texans — both Texas settlers and adventurers from the United States — to join the Texan Army. Buoyed by a desire for revenge, the Texans defeated the Mexican Army at the Battle of San Jacinto, on April 21, 1836, ending the revolution. The names of the Alamo defenders have become legend, especially those of its commanders, William Travis and James Bowie. Davy Crockett, already a legend in his own time, also met his end at the Alamo.
  • During the first year of the time skip, the Revolutionary Army managed to liberate Tejas from the sovereignty of the World Government. Due to the fact that Tejas was extremely important to the Marines' maintenance of a supply line in the New World, the World Government wasted no time in deploying the World Government's Special Duty Royal Task Force to quell the rebellion in Tejas. Upon becoming informed of the deployment of the World Government's Special Duty Royal Task Force, Tejas proceeded to apply for statehood within the Unified States of Murica. Much to the World Government's chagrin, Murica accepted Tejas' application. After much debate in-between them, The Gorosei finally made the hard decision to declare war upon Murica. In response to the World Government's declaration of war, Murica enlisted the aid of an ally referred to as Stonewall. Murica and Stonewall - which would collectively be referred to as the Best Friends Forever Empire - would then assembled their forces to a fort believed to have been constructed ruing the Void Century itself, The Alamo. Knowing that the Best Friends Forever Empire was more than a match for them, the World Government's Special Duty Royal Task Force requested that the Marines lend them a number of their Vice Admirals. A request that the Marines granted with glee. The World Government's Special Duty Royal Task Force also managed to draw the Amazora no Yotogi into the war before finally resorting to purchasing the services of a large number of bounty hunters and mercenaries. It was then, and only then, that the World Government's Special Duty Royal Task Force set themselves upon The Alamo...
  • An old Spanish mission near San Antonio swelters in the swooning Texas heat, surrounded on all sides by over 2,000 Mexican troops under the command of the charismatic devil-spawn known as General Antonio López de Santa Anna. Inside the mission, 260 soldiers of the Republic of Texas know that there is no longer any hope of survival. Their defeat is imminent. Death stares at them, unblinking. But the brave soldiers hold their ground, steadfast in the face of an enemy that crushingly outnumbers them. They carry with them a fighting spirit that will later lead their fellow countrymen into brilliant victory at the Battle of San Jacinto. Though this battle will last only thirteen days, its legacy will resound through the months to come, rallying the Texan Revolutionaries to fight ever-stronger for their cherished ideals of justice, freedom of religion, freedom of expression,...and the right to beat an African slave within an inch of his goddamned life. This is not merely a siege where one side is surrounded, killed, torn apart, used as piñatas, and then thrown to the dogs — this...this...is the Battle of the Alamo.
  • The Battle of the Alamo was a battle fought on Earth in 1836, between the forces of Mexico and the people of the territory that would later become the state of Texas. The battle involved 188 Texans, held in the old Alamo mission surrounded by two thousand Mexican troops, led by General Santa Anna. The Texans were led by Colonels Jim Bowie, William B. Travis, and Davy Crockett. Although the Texans inflicted proportionately heavy Mexican casualties, Santa Anna ultimately prevailed; all 188 defenders of the outpost were killed. In 1960, the movie known as The Alamo was filmed depicting the Battle of the Alamo. It starred John Wayne, Richard Widmark and Laurence Harvey. Vic Fontaine was familiar with it, stating that it had great battle scenes and nice sets but that it was way too long. (DS9: "Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang") By 2374, a holoprogram recreating the battle was designed by Miles O'Brien and Julian Bashir of Deep Space 9. O'Brien later built a scale model of the mission, which was later used to study their battle plan. One of Bashir's suggestions included building a moat around the mission. (DS9: "Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night", "The Changing Face of Evil") O'Brien and Bashir invited Vic Fontaine to join them, but he refused until after the jack-in-the-box had been defeated, at which point he agreed, "coonskin cap and all". (DS9: "Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang") The remains of the Cestus III outpost was a fort for a film about the Alamo in the 1930s. (Star Trek Encyclopedia 3rd ed., p. 69) Ira Steven Behr has a fascination with the Battle of the Alamo and he and Hans Beimler included a reference in "Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night". Later, Ron Moore and Rene Echevarria began to include references in their scripts. Some fans thought that the writers were hinting the series would end with a battle like the Alamo, which the writers had no intention of doing, having already featured such scenes in "The Way of the Warrior" . (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion) The DS9 short story "The Best Defense" features O'Brien and Bashir using their Alamo holosuite program to try for a Texan victory.
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