The Battle of Alamo

February 23 - March 6, 1836


On February 23, 1836, the arrival of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna's army outside San Antonio nearly caught them by surprise.

Pictures of the battle and names of famous people


"The people of Texas do now constitute a free, sovereign, and independent republic, and we fearlessly, and confidently commit the issue to the decision of the supreme arbiter of the destinies of nations. ~ March 2, 1836 ~