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The post’s commander established the first recorded hospital in Texas in the Long Barrack.

While the facts surrounding the siege of the Alamo continue to be debated, there is no doubt about what the battle has come to symbolize. When moving down the road prisoners moved single file on the right with a Mexican guard to his left.The military Spanish, Rebel, and then Mexican continued to occupy the Alamo until the Texas Revolution.San Antonio and the Alamo played a critical role in the Texas Revolution.Houston soon arrived and assumed command of what was now, the main Texian Army.Seeking a more defensible position, he slowly retreated eastward. No admirer of Houston’s, Houston appeared unwilling to fight his pursuer, despite Burnet’s frequent orders for Houston to do so.People worldwide continue to remember the Alamo as a heroic struggle against impossible odds a place where men made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. The Battle of San Jacinto-1895 painting by Henry Arthur Mc Ardle. Decisive Texan victory; Mexican surrender and retreat to the south of Rio Grande. At a signal on the road, each guard turned and slew his man, some with rifle, others with sword or bayonet.

For this reason, the Alamo remains hallowed ground and the Shrine of Texas Liberty. In the melee, 28 prisoners escaped and six carried the tale to Sam Houston’s militia, and this became known as the Goliad massacre.

At the Battle of San Jacinto, both the cries of Remember the Alamo! Soldiers and militia had again assembled in Gonzales.

The fortress where the prisoners were held for one week before execution is today in excellent repair and is the finest example of a Mexican fort in the United States. Had taken charge and started to organize the troops.

Legend holds that with the possibility of additional help fading, Colonel Travis drew a line on the ground and asked any man willing to stay and fight to step over all except one did.

As the defenders saw it, the Alamo was the key to the defense of Texas, and they were ready to give their lives rather than surrender their position to General Santa Anna.

Originally named Misión San Antonio de Valero, the Alamo served as home to missionaries and their Indian converts for nearly seventy years. In 1793, Spanish officials secularized San Antonio’s five missions and distributed their lands to the remaining Indian residents.