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Old 02-23-2016, 07:06 AM   #1
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Feb 23, 1836 Santa Anna and his army of approximately 1500 Mexican troops laid siege on the 100 man Texian and Tejano garrison entrenched in the Alamo. Over the following 13 days, reinforcements to both sides swelled their ranks to around 2100 Mexican troops and 200 Texian/Tejanos. The siege ended with the final attack on March 6 when the Mexican army overran the Alamo defenses and killed all of the Texian and Tejano combatants numbering between 182 and 257 (eyewitness accounts vary and the exact number is unknown) were killed.Between 400 and 600 Mexican soldiers were killed or wounded.
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That evoked my first memory of the Alamo when, as a kid, I watched Davy Crockett at a Massachusetts drive-in movie in the mid-fifties. At that age I didn't understand why the movie faded to black when Davy was swinging his rifle at the attackers.
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That evoked my first memory of the Alamo when, as a kid, I watched Davy Crockett at a Massachusetts drive-in movie in the mid-fifties. At that age I didn't understand why the movie faded to black when Davy was swinging his rifle at the attackers.
One account of Crockett's death maintained that he surrendered and was summarily executed by Santa Anna's men. The account I prefer is an eyewitness account attributed to Ben, a former slave who was a cook for one of Santa Anna's officers, that Crockett's body was found surrounded by 16 dead Mexican soldiers. Historians differ on these and other accounts as well as whether any combatant for the Texians escaped or all were killed and/or executed.
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