The Alamo, San Antonio Texas
The Alamo, San Antonio Texas
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The Alamo, San Antonio Texas

 

The Alamo is in San Antonio, Texas. It was originally known as the Mission San Antonio de Valero,

which used to be a Roman Catholic mission and fortress complex. Presently, it functions as a museum.
The compound composed of a sanctuary and a handful of other structures were built in the 18th century by the Spanish Empire. It was built for the education of locals after their religious conversion to Christianity.

 

The mission was secularized and later abandoned in 1793. It then became a fortress for the Mexican army group called the Second Flying Company of San Carlos de Parras ten years later. The Mexican group gave the mission its current name, the “Alamo”. The group held the mission until General

Martin Perfecto de Cos surrendered it to the Texan army after the siege of Bexar in December 1835.
General Sam Houston ordered Colonel Jamie Bowie to destroy the fort because he did not think that there were enough men to hold it. Bowie disregarded Houston’s orders, and, instead, worked with Colonel James Neill to fortify the Alamo.


General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna of the Mexican army led an attack against San Antonio de

Bexar on February 23, 1836. The siege saw its conclusion on March 6 when the Mexicans attacked the Alamo. After the Battle of the Alamo, the defenders were wiped out.


After the Texas Revolution, which drove the Mexicans to retreat, the Alamo was torn down and

the surrounding buildings were set afire. The Alamo was also the title of an American war movie,

made in the year 1960 starring John Wayne as Col. Davy Crockett reliving this historical battle.

 

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