Before the sun had even risen on this day in 1836, the Alamo – where Travis, Bowie and Crockett and roughly 200 other defenders were besieged while waging a war of revolution against a tyrannical government –  fell to the overwhelming might of the Mexican army led by the Dictator Santa Anna. The brave defenders were all killed.

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The Mexicans slaughtered the Texians when the battlements fell, and achieved a complete victory. The defeat galvanized the Texian army and became a rallying cry for the revolution. Santa Anna and the Mexican army paid a high cost for the Alamo victory when the Texians won the war decisively a month later at the Battle of San Jacinto with cries of “Remember the Alamo!”

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