Saturday, March 19, 2011
Volleys of Musket Fire
This Kentuckian appears to have been hit. The Alamo fell to Santa Anna's army with all 189 defenders killed on March 6, 1836. The deaths at the Alamo and Goliad aroused anger toward Santa Anna and unified a much divided Texas against him. This lead to the final battle at San Jacinto on April 21, 1836. Texan battle cry was, "Remember the Alamo!" "Remember Goliad!" Santa Anna was defeated, the battle over within 18 minutes. He signed a private document of Texas independence weeks later. The battle at the Alamo was a loss, but without it Texas might still be a Mexican state.