The Battle of the Alamo was fought in February and March 1836 in San Antonio, Texas. The conflict, a part of the Texas Revolution, was the first step in Mexican President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna's attempt to retake the province of Texas after an insurgent army of Texian settlers and adventurers from the United States had driven out all Mexican troops the previous year. Mexican forces began a siege of the Texian forces garrisoned at the Alamo Mission on Tuesday, February 23. For the next twelve days, Mexican cannons advanced slowly to positions nearer the Alamo walls, while Texian soldiers worked to improve their defenses.

The Alamo

The Battle of the Alamo was fought in February and March 1836 in San Antonio, Texas. The conflict, a…

Antonio López de Santa Anna (February 21, 1794 – June 21, 1876), often known as Santa Anna, was a Mexican political leader who greatly influenced early Mexican and Spanish politics and government.

Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana

Antonio López de Santa Anna (February 21, 1794 – June 21, 1876), often known as Santa Anna,…

A soldier and statesman, born in Jalapa, Mexico, Feb. 21, 1795; died June 20, 1876. He entered the Spanish army in 1810, and by 1821 attained the rank of lieutenant-colonel, but in the same year he joined the revolutionary forces under General Iturbide, who made him governor of Vera Vruz with the military rank of brigadier-general.

Santa Anna

A soldier and statesman, born in Jalapa, Mexico, Feb. 21, 1795; died June 20, 1876. He entered the Spanish…