Thursday, March 6, 2008
Remember the Alamo! - Fall of the Texas shrine took place 172 years ago today
On this date in history, 172 years ago, the Alamo was stormed and captured by Mexican soldiers during the Texas Revolution.
The attack took place before daylight on the morning of March 6, 1836 when General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna sent four columns of troops to attack the old fortified mission. The battle was bloody for both sides, but when the smoke cleared, the defenders of the Alamo had been wiped out. Among the dead were such legendary American heroes as David Crockett, Jim Bowie and William Barret Travis.
To read more about this epic American battle, please visit www.exploresouthernhistory.com/alamo1.