Artillery in the USA: San Antonio, The Alamo

San Antonio, The Alamo

The Battle of the Alamo (23 February to 6 March 1836) was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution.  Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna reclaimed the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Béxar (modern-day San Antonio), killing the Texian and immigrant occupiers.  Santa Anna's cruelty during the battle inspired many Texians, both legal Texas settlers and illegal immigrants from the United States, to join the Texian Army . Buoyed by a desire for revenge, the Texians defeated the Mexican Army at the Battle of San Jacinto, on 21 April 1836, ending the rebellion.

The Alamo, 20 Jan 2014.

Cast iron smoothbore muzzle loading gun, The Alamo.

Cast iron smoothbore muzzle loading gun, The Alamo.

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