"Remember the Alamo!" | History In A Nutshell Shorts


During the Texas Revolution, Fort Alamo, located in present-day San Antonio, fell to President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna’s Mexican troops on March 6, 1836. This siege between Mexican forces and Texan rebels began on February 23, and after a grueling 13-day slog, all combatants fighting for Texan independence were killed, including two South Carolinians: William Barret Travis, and James Butler Bonham (both from Saluda, SC). Travis commanded jointly during this battle with James Bowie, and Bonham was sent twice with dispatches for reinforcements, but sadly, none ever came. Fellow Texans honored the actions of those who died at the battle- “Remember the Alamo” became a rallying cry in the struggle for an independent Texas. Santa Anna was eventually defeated at the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, leading to a free Texas.

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