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The Alamo Significance

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The Battle of the Alamo was a historic event that took place on February 23, 1836 during the war for Texas’ independence from Mexico. It started on December 1835 when George Collinsworth and Benjamin Milam captured fort El Alamo with the help of volunteers; this now meant that they were in control of San Antonio. Shortly afterwards, Colonel James Bowie and Lieutenant Colonel William B. Travis took control of San Antonio and its Texan forces. However, San Antonio was very short on troops and therefore, they were advised to leave it. The defenders of the Alamo however decided that they would not abandon the fort and swore to protect it at all costs. Then on February 23, an army led by General Lopez de Santa Anna attacked the Alamo with a force
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