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first place that Santa Anna's army encountered Texans; a mission close to San Antonio; difficult to defend because it was so large; siege lasting 13 days; Mexicans took no quarter and no prisoners; 200 men fought to the death; 1 black slave and some escapees managed to escape.
Mexican dictator who was in charge when war broke out between the Mexicans and Americans. He lost Texas to rebels, and was the leader of the armed forces during the war.
United States frontiersman and Tennessee politician who died at the siege of the Alamo
William Barrett Travis
The man who led the Texan rebels to revolt against Mexico; held Alamo for nearly two weeks before dying
30 dollars and convert to Catholicism
American immigrants to Texas needed to pay and do this in order to get their land
Goliad and Alamo
Two Texan defeats which served only to strengthen their morale with these battle cries
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