What three famous Americans died at the Alamo?

Answer Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and William Travis were three Americans who died at the Alamo in March 1836. They were fighting for Texas independence against the forces of the Mexican general Santa Anna.... Read More »

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How many Americans died at the Alamo?

Records archived at the Alamo document 189 defenders of the fort died during the historic 1836 battle. Twenty-nine of those defenders are known to have been born outside of the United States, and t... Read More »

Why were Americans fighting at the Alamo?

The Alamo is the site of a key battle between Mexican armed forces and Texas revolutionaries. Mexican president Antonio López de Santa Anna's repeal of the Mexican constitution of 1824 sparked man... Read More »

How many men died at the Alamo?

At the battle of the Alamo, it is believed that 189 Texans died defending the fort. However, it is possible this number was as high as 250. Mexican casualties are believed to have exceeded 600.Sour... Read More »

Who died at the Alamo on his birthday?

Dolphin Ward Floyd died defending the Alamo as part of the relief force on his 32nd birthday. He was born on March 6, 1804 in Nash County, North Carolina, and died during the Battle of the Alamo on... Read More »