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.


  1. If it weren't for the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and their concentration on the Alamo, Texans today might be shouting Remember Goliad. But no. The Daughters are a stronger fighing force than the defenders of the Alamo because they've made sure that battle is remembered for all time.

  2. Without the Daughters of the Republic of Texas we probably would not have the Alamo shrine today. But without the John Wayne movie, The Alamo, contemporary Americans likely would not have heard of the place.

  3. John Wayne would not have looked good getting shot as General Fannin in Goliad, just standing up against that wall to be executed. Not dramatic. So your uncle wrote he was killed as Davy Crocket at the Alamo, doing battle instead. Thus the Alamo movie. But now that the Daughters of the Republic of Texas are being investigated, the Alamo story may change yet again. Stay tuned.