Battle of the Alamo




 
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October 25th, 2014  
tetvet
 

Topic: Battle of the Alamo


The Alamo is considered by many as a American fought battle but it wasn't in fact many of the Defenders felt the were good Mexican citizens they were unhappy with the Mexican Government change from the constitution of 1824 , Santa Anna's policy of no prisoners came back to haunt him big time at San Jacinto , the battle won Texas their independence , the battle lasted just 18 minutes with 748 Mexicans killed mostly by knife and bayonet as opposed to 10 Americans killed .
October 26th, 2014  
BritinAfrica
 
 
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Originally Posted by tetvet
The Alamo is considered by many as a American fought battle but it wasn't in fact many of the Defenders felt the were good Mexican citizens they were unhappy with the Mexican Government change from the constitution of 1824 , Santa Anna's policy of no prisoners came back to haunt him big time at San Jacinto , the battle won Texas their independence , the battle lasted just 18 minutes with 748 Mexicans killed mostly by knife and bayonet as opposed to 10 Americans killed .
Richard W. Ballentine was Scottish fought and died at the Alamo.

Captain William Blazeby was English, fought and died at the Alamo.

Daniel Bourne was English, fought and died at the Alamo.

George Brown was English, fought and died at the Alamo.

Samuel E. Burns was Irish, fought and died at the Alamo.

Henry Courtman was German, fought and died at the Alamo.

Stephen Dennison was either English or Irish, fought and died at the Alamo.

Andrew Duvalt was Irish, fought and died at the Alamo.

Robert Evans was Irish, fought and died at the Alamo.

James C. Gwin was English, fought and died at the Alamo.

Joseph M. Hawkins was Irish, fought and died at the Alamo.

William Daniel Hersee was English, fought and died at the Alamo.

Thomas Jackson was Irish, fought and died at the Alamo.

James McGee was Irish, fought and died at the Alamo.

John McGregor was Scottish, fought and died at the Alamo.

Robert McKinney was Irish, fought and died at the Alamo.

James Nowlan was English, fought and died at the Alamo.

Isaac Robinson was Scottish, fought and died at the Alamo.

Louis Moses Rose was French, fought and survived.

Jackson J. Rusk was Irish, fought and died at the Alamo.

Marcus L. Sewell was English, fought and died at the Alamo.

Richard Starr was English, fought and died at the Alamo.

James E. Stewart was English, fought and died at the Alamo.

Henry Thomas was German, fought and died at the Alamo.

Burke Trammel was Irish, fought and died at the Alamo.

William B. Ward was irish, fought and died at the Alamo.

Thomas Waters was English, fought and died at the Alamo.

David L. Wilson was Scottish, fought and killed at the Alamo.

Anthony Wolf was Spanish, fought and killed at the Alamo.

Charles Zanco was Danish, fought and killed at the Alamo.
October 26th, 2014  
tetvet
 
As I said it was not an American fought battle , many nationalities participated they had all come to Texas to start anew and get a piece of the land that the Mexicans were handing out .
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October 27th, 2014  
George
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tetvet
The Alamo is considered by many as a American fought battle but it wasn't in fact many of the Defenders felt the were good Mexican citizens they were unhappy with the Mexican Government change from the constitution of 1824 ,
This conforms to what I've read. Originally they considered themselves Loyal to, and defending, the 1824 Constitution against the Dictator Gen. Santa Anna. That's why they show in the movie a Mexican flag with 1824 on it flying over The Alamo. It wasn't until later that they fought for independence as Texans. It's an American victory only through default, the annexation of the Republic of Texas.
October 27th, 2014  
tetvet
 
Yeah it was 10 years before Texas became a state at the end of the Mexican War , but I can't help but think of how bloody the battle San Jacinto was 740 Mexicans killed mostly by knife and bayonet those Texans played hard ball , Sam Houston tried to put a stop to it to no avail .
 


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