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Old 03-06-2019, 10:55 AM   #1
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The Alamo fell to the Mexican army. Not a soul survived on the Texas side. Remember the Alamo.
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Old 03-06-2019, 11:31 AM   #2
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The Alamo fell to the Mexican army. Not a soul survived on the Texas side. Remember the Alamo.
Badass story.

I thought some women and children did and one man who was sent out the day before to go try to persuade reinforcements.

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Badass story.

I thought some women and children did and one man who was sent out the day before to go try to persuade reinforcements.
Women and children were allowed to leave prior to the last battle. A young hispanic Lt. was sent out for reinforcements if my memory of the event is correct. No one survived the battle tho.
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Lots of conflicting stories out there.
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Tough to get a story out of the dead. Tough to get an unbiased opinion out of one side of a fight.

Always seemed so nuts to me fighting over open space like that. The population of that area was so absurdly low at that time that I can't imagine anything coming to gunfire. Although, I guess maybe they thought two people per square mile was starting to get a little crowded. Best to sort it out now.
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Tough to get a story out of the dead. Tough to get an unbiased opinion out of one side of a fight.

Always seemed so nuts to me fighting over open space like that. The population of that area was so absurdly low at that time that I can't imagine anything coming to gunfire. Although, I guess maybe they thought two people per square mile was starting to get a little crowded. Best to sort it out now.

It was fought because those few people wanted independence from the Douche bag tyrant Santa Anna. He was on a military backed effort to collect taxes. Taxes that weren't being paid because the future Texans weren't getting any services from Mexico.

A great and accomplished military leader Santa Anna chose to make an example at the Alamo, to suppress future tax rebellions. That is for sure, the exact details on how, somewhat open for debate. Reality, very unusual for everyone at a battle to die, in battle. The presumption of summary execution after surrender is/was reasonable to believe. As is today, that is just plain wrong, cruel and evil. And thus cemented for all eternity "Remember the Alamo" as a battle cry against tyranny and to fight for freedom, to honor those who fought and died in battle and those who were executed upon surrender.

Santa Anna remembers the Alamo, as the last battle he ever won, so goes the legend.
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I was in San Antonio a few weeks ago attending a class. Got there the afternoon before and went to the Alamo for the first time in close to 20 years.

Hallowed ground for sure.

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It was fought because those few people wanted independence from the Douche bag tyrant Santa Anna. He was on a military backed effort to collect taxes. Taxes that weren't being paid because the future Texans weren't getting any services from Mexico.

A great and accomplished military leader Santa Anna chose to make an example at the Alamo, to suppress future tax rebellions. That is for sure, the exact details on how, somewhat open for debate. Reality, very unusual for everyone at a battle to die, in battle. The presumption of summary execution after surrender is/was reasonable to believe. As is today, that is just plain wrong, cruel and evil. And thus cemented for all eternity "Remember the Alamo" as a battle cry against tyranny and to fight for freedom, to honor those who fought and died in battle and those who were executed upon surrender.

Santa Anna remembers the Alamo, as the last battle he ever won, so goes the legend.
The American revolution, the Texas revolution both over taxes?

I wonder what those folks would think of us today as we fork over 1/3 of our hard earned money , as we pay for the privilege to live in the homes we bought with the money that was taxed when we earned it .. or the fuel in our vehicles or .. oh never mind
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Lots of conflicting stories out there.
Not from the right sources. Same with San Jacinto.

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Not from the right sources. Same with San Jacinto.

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As soon as the OP was made, I checked...just Wiki (I know) and it didn't agree with the OP.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...e_of_the_Alamo
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As soon as the OP was made, I checked...just Wiki (I know) and it didn't agree with the OP.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...e_of_the_Alamo
Yes, other people survived besides the Mexican deserter.

No combatants is what I think he meant to say. That's why Houston killed everyone except the coward Santa Anna at San Jaciento - including the adolescent drummer boy.

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Yes, other people survived besides the Mexican deserter.

No combatants is what I think he meant to say. That's why Houston killed everyone except the coward Santa Anna at San Jaciento - including the adolescent drummer boy.

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Jaws was correct, I meant combatants. The Alamo is the most remembered battle but more lives were lost at Goliad, both in battle and the following massacre. Some did survive the massacre, later to reunite with Gen. Sam Houston.

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