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Bella Vista in Benton County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Alamo

 
 
The Alamo Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2015
1. The Alamo Marker
Inscription.

Any discussion of the Battle of the Alamo must begin with the Siege of Bexar, named after San Antonio de Bexar which ocurred [sic] in December 1835. In early December, Bexar was controlled by the Mexicans. On December 5th, a group of Texas volunteers attacked against heavy odds, engaged in hand-to-hand combat, and were successful. Under the terms of a truce the volunteers gained much public property as well as many guns and stores of ammunition.

After losing San Antonio to the Texans, the Mexican General Santa Anna, determined to take back this key location, and at the same time impress upon the Texans the futility of resisting Mexican rule. Santa Anna's army began arriving in late February 1836 about two months after the loss at Bexar, and he gradually built up his forces over the next few days. Meanwhile, the Texans, under the command of Colonel William B. Travis, had fortified a former Spanish Mission called the Alamo. On March 6, after periodic bombardment, the Mexicans stormed the Alamo Fortress. The heroic defense of the Soldiers and Texas Volunteers in this battle provided new vigor toward Texas independence.
 
Erected 2012 by the Veterans Council of Northwest Arkansas and Many Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Location. 36° 

Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
26.009′ N, 94° 13.786′ W. Marker is in Bella Vista, Arkansas, in Benton County. Click for map. Marker is at the Veterans Wall of Honor. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 Veterans Way, Bella Vista AR 72714, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Revolutionary War (here, next to this marker); Lewis & Clark Expedition (here, next to this marker); War of 1812 (here, next to this marker); Mexican War (here, next to this marker); Veterans Wall of Honor (a few steps from this marker); Purple Heart (a few steps from this marker); Silver Star Medal (a few steps from this marker); Bronze Star Medal (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Bella Vista.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Alamo Official Website. (Submitted on December 12, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. "Remember the Alamo!," 1836 at Eyewitness to History. (Submitted on December 12, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Battle of the Alamo. (Submitted on December 12, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. The Battle of the Alamo. (Submitted on December 12, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR. (Submitted on December 12, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, Texas Independence
 
Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
3. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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