Causes Of The Alamo
It existed where present day San Antonio is. The Texans that were fighting at the battle of the Alamo reflected the same sentiments as a majority of the revolutionaries. The battle of the Alamo was an 1836 attack on the Alamo mission in San Antonio. Mexican forces during the Texas revolution greatly outnumbered the Texans at this battle. James Bowie was a United States pioneer and hero of the Texas revolt against Mexico; he was in charge of militia; second to enter Alamo. He fell sick on February 24th and at that point William Travis took over command. William Travis was a twenty six year old lawyer from Alabama, a colonel who led the army of Tejanos and American volunteers. He sent cannonball over when currier came from Santa Anna. He wrote a “Victory or Death,” letter on February 24, 1836. The letter expressed that no matter what that he was not going to surrender and was not going to accept defeat. The Alamo stood for Texas and was going to fight for Texas independence. He was asking for aid from the government so that they could come and help, they were watching Santa Anna’s army put itself together but he did not know how much longer they would be able to withstand not having the necessary supplies and ammunition to fight back without some sort of help. He also wrote a report and appeal for aid where he continues to express how limited he is in resources and how fruitful the enemy is in resources and still expecting more. They are trying to keep good spirits at the camp but it is getting difficult. In Jose Enrique De La Pena, “The Fall of the Alamo,” March 6, 1836 it was stated that many thought that Travis would surrender when supplies ran low but he did not.