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    The Alamo Battle Analysis

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    The Battle of the Alamo was a significant turning point in the war for Texas Independence. This battlefield analysis will briefly explore the reasons behind why the battle took place, the strategic significance of the Alamo, who the participants were on both sides, what actions took place, and the failures that occurred both strategic and tactically. We will present an alternate outcome of this battle and explore what may have happened if the Texan defenders would have won the battle. The failure of the Texans to defend the Alamo concentrated around their lack of accurate and timely intelligence collection, the non-reporting of actionable intelligence as it pertained to the enemy’s composition and courses of action, and failure of higher command to supply the outpost with proper logistic support. According to Barker and Pohl (2016), the battle for the Alamo took place over 13 days from 23 February 1836 to 6 March 1836. It was one of first battles of the Texas War for Independence. The war transpired from October 1835 to April 1836. During the battle for the Alamo, a small group of Texas defenders led by Colonel James Bowie and Lieutenant Colonel William Travis fought a large contingent of the Mexican Army led by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. Hickman (2015) states that in late autumn of 1835, a small group of Texas rebels surrounded the…

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    The Battle of the Alamo was a battle between Texas and Mexico.The battle of Alamo was the most famous battle out of all the other wars.There was a battle because Mexico was raiding Texas and Mexico said if the United States made Texas a state that they were going to go to war. The United States ignored Mexico, thus Mexico went to war against Texas. The battle of Alamo took place near the present day city of San Antonio.Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna was the general for Mexico during the…

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    The Alamo History

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    The battle of the Alamo is forever in the history books for which the Mexican army try’s to reclaim Texas territory which is a province of Mexico. This war was fought for the independence of Texas from Mexico and a battle in which everyone at the Alamo dies. The battle of the Alamo starts off with two men, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Sam Houston and 13 days plus a day which changed the course of history. "At only 16 years of age, Santa Anna became a cadet in the Fixed Infantry Regiment of…

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    Firstname Lastname Instructor’s Name Course Number 14 September 2015 The Battle of the Alamo The Alamo is the name given to an eighteenth century mission located in modern days San Antonio, Texas. Originally designed as a roman-catholic mission, the Alamo also served as a fortified structure whose original purpose was to withstand attacks by native American tribes. In 1836, the Alamo became the battleground of one of the most symbolic freedom battles in US history: The Battle to the Alamo,…

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    most famous events in Texas history, the battle of the Alamo. The battle of the Alamo was and has been controversial in that very little is known about what exactly happened during the siege. It was an event that caused a massive uproar during the Texas revolution and it also added more ire and will to succeed to the rebels at the time. The Alamo in blood in memory is the subtitle of the book and it implies that the event had left an imprint in Texas history and influenced the future and what…

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    The painting by Eric J. Garcia which is named “remember” instantly caught my eye during my visit to the Mexican Art Museum because I have been doing a project on the Alamo for another class. The painting itself was created in 2005 and is oil on canvas and it very vivid in the actual meaning and to an average art observer, it should be easy to depict the actual meaning of the battle going on. The artist uses many different techniques to resemble a historic moment, the painting itself has historic…

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    In tandem with the Sleuthing the Alamo analysis, the causes, consequences, and events of the Texas Revolution have changed over time. These changes have brought new explanations and interpretations about the process of writing history. There are a dozen of materials that have been written using different perspectives over the last century. According to generations of Americans and immigrants, the genesis of Texas revolution is recounted as the simple tale of outnumbered defendants that were…

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    Remember The Alamo Defense

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    “Remember the Alamo, Remember the Alamo!” This is the cry repeated in remembrance as Sam Houston’s army of 800 men swept through Houston Texas to take revenge for the lives sacrificed in the devastating defeat of Alamo. This sound was the emblem of respect throughout the States, but also around the globe for the leadership and sacrifice displayed in this stand of valor. During the Texas revolution in 1836, the Battle of the Alamo took place, as a last standing defense and hope for the…

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    The Alamo, which was originally named Mision San Antonio de Valero, served as a home to religious missionaries and their Indian converts for many years. Construction of the Alamo had begun on 1724. In 1793, Mexican officials separated San Antonio's five missions and distributed the rest to the Indian residents. These people continued farming the fields that were once the mission's and participated in the growing community of San Antonio In the early 1800s, the Spanish military stationed a…

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    The Alamo Movie Essay

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    The film opens up at the point where Santa Anna has gained victory in defeating the American/Texan Army at the Alamo. Sam Houston is then shown being told what occurred at the Alamo. From this point we see the film transitions into a flashback a year before the battle to introduces us to the important people of the battle and show us how it lead to it. We are shown that Sam Houston is at a party where he is talking to people about Texas and how they should immigrate to it. At the party Houston…

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