Battle of the Alamo took place in 1836. The year before, Ben Milam
led Texian and Tejano volunteers fighting for Texas Independence, against
the Mexican Army who had been stationed in San Antonio and at the Alamo.
After 5 days of fighting they forced the Mexican soldiers to surrender.
The victorious volunteers then occupied the Alamo as well as other parts
of the city.
In February of 1836, General Santa Anna and
his army gathered to begin the attempt to retake the Alamo. The rest
of the story is treasured Texas and American history. For the
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