The Alamo in 1836
Former Mission San Antonio de Valero has seen many uses, the most famous of which was as a Texan fort during the Texas Revolution in 1835-36. The point where you are standing marks the southwest corner of "Fortress Alamo.” From this location a cannon pointed west across the San Antonio River toward the town of Béxar. On the morning of March 6, 1836, Mexican troops assaulting the Alamo scaled the walls of an artillery platform located here and entered the old mission compound. The structures in the foreground of the illustration are (left to right) the Long Barrack, the church, the Low Barrack, and fortifications guarding the entrance to the plaza.
... there was another entrance to the enemy's stronghold [at the southwest corner], the resistance was equally stubborn, but Colonels Juan Morales and José Miñon, commanding the attacking column, succeeded in overcoming it. Though the bravery and intrepidly of the troops [during the battle] was general, we shall always deplore the costly sacrifice of 400 men who fell in the attack. Three hundred were left dead on the field and more than a hundred of the wounded died afterwards
Ramon Matrínez Caro
Private Secretary to Santa Anna
Erected by City of San Antonio and the U.S. General Services Administration Good Neighbor Program.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or Castles • Native Americans.
Location. 29° 25.54′ N, 98° 29.228′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker is on Alamo Plaza north of East Commerce Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alamo TX 78516, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Southwestern Room (a few steps from this marker); The Alamo / El Alamo (within shouting distance of this marker); Mission San Antonio de Valero Indian Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Alamo in 1836 (within shouting distance of this marker); Alamo Low Barracks and Main Gateway (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Alamo in 1836 (within shouting distance of this marker); Adina de Zavala (within shouting distance of this
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