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During the [[Texas War of Independence]], General [[Santa Anna]]'s 3,000 Mexican regulars laid siege to 189 Texans at '''The Alamo''' in San Antonio on February 24, 1836.  After several repulses, the Mexican troops finally overran the defenders on March 6th, massacring all within.  Famous Texans who died at the Alamo included [[Davy Crockett]], [[William Travis]] and [[Jim Bowie]].
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==Survivors==
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Only fourteen people survived the siege and final assault.
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*'''Susanna Dickinson''', wife of Capt. Almeron Dickinson;
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*'''Angelina Dickinson''', their 15-month old daughter;
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*'''Joe''', Travis' slave;
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*'''Gertrudis Navarro''';
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*'''Juana Navarro Alsbury''';
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*'''Alijo Perez''';
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*'''Ana Esparza''', (wife of Gregorio Esparza), and their four children:
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**'''Enrique''',
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**'''Francisco''',
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**'''Manuel''', 
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*'''Maria de Jesus Castro''';
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*'''Trinidad Saucedo''';
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*'''Petra Gonzales''';
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*'''Brigido Guerrero''', a deserter from the Mexican Army who talked his way out of being killed by claiming to be a POW.<ref>http://hotx.com/alamo/survivors.html</ref>
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The Mexican forces lost more than 1,500 men.<ref>The Encyclopedia of Military History, Dupuy & Dupuy, 1979</ref>  The massacre at the Alamo was memorialized in the cry, "Remember the Alamo!" and helped to galvanize resistance to Santa Anna and led to Texan independence.
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Typically, '''The Alamo''' refers to the [[Battle of the Alamo]] in 1836, in direct reference to a building referred to as "[[Alamo Mission in San Antonio|The Alamo]]" in [[San Antonio, Texas]].
  
The Texas Declaration of Independence declared:
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''The Alamo'' also might refer to one of several films inspired by the battle, which include:
  
:General Antonio Lopez Santa Ana ... having overturned the constitution of his country, now offers, as the cruel alternative, either abandon our homes ... or submit to the most intolerable of all tyranny ... He denies us the right of worshiping the Almighty according to the dictates of our own conscience.
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*  [[The Alamo (1936 film)|''The Alamo'' (1936 film)]]
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*''Heroes of the Alamo'' , a 1937 [[film]]
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*''The Man from the Alamo'', a 1953 film with [[Glenn Ford]]
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*''[[Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier]]'', 1954 with Fess Parker.
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*  [[The Last Command (1955 film)|''The Last Command'' (film)]], 1955 with Sterling Hayden.
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*  [[The Alamo (1960 film)|''The Alamo'' (1960 film)]]
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*''[[The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory]]'', 1987
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*  [[The Alamo (2004 film)|''The Alamo'' (2004 film)]]
  
==References==
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==Other uses==
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* ''[[Remember the Alamo (song)]]''
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* [[Alamo (sculpture)]], in the middle of Astor Place, Manhattan
  
<References/>
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{{disambig}}
  
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[[es:El Álamo (desambiguación)]]
 
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[[it:The Alamo]]
[[Category:Battles]]
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[[Category:Mexican History]]
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[[Category:United States History]]
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Revision as of 20:03, 9 November 2008

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Typically, The Alamo refers to the Battle of the Alamo in 1836, in direct reference to a building referred to as "The Alamo" in San Antonio, Texas.

The Alamo also might refer to one of several films inspired by the battle, which include:

Other uses

This page lists articles that have similar names. To remove any ambiguity, the differences are described here.es:El Álamo (desambiguación) it:The Alamo