A thirteen day battle. A pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. Only two survivors of the Texan army. Outnumbered 10+ to 1. An epic and historical battle. A battle of supremacy. This description can only fit one event – The Battle of The Alamo.
The myth and legend of The Alamo continues to capture the minds and spirits of the American people. A testament to this is the nearly 3 million visitors to The Alamo on an annual basis. Originally named Mission San Antonio de Valero, the Alamo served as home to missionaries and their Indian converts for nearly seventy years. The siege and final battle of the Alamo in 1836 constitutes the most celebrated military engagement in Texas history. The thing that makes The Alamo so distinct in American history is that we are celebrating a defeat, something that we as a nation and people do not typically do. The story of The Alamo centers around national pride, legacy, redemption, beliefs, values, and defense. Follow Steve and Dave as they look back into the history of The Alamo, touching on the defenders, the enemies, the battles, and the way of life.
Last weeks Question:
Q: What nickname was given by William Clark to Sacajawea’s first born?
A: Pomp or Pompey, which means first born.
This Week’s Question:
Q: What rank did David Crockett enlist and die as at the Alamo?