The Alamo, San Antonio, TX Photos

Originally the Mission San Antonio de Valero, then a Mexican fort, the Alamo was captured by American federalists seeking independence in 1835. Santa Anna led a over a thousand Mexican troops to take back the Alamo & crush all rebels. Alamo commander William Barret Travis, notables like David Crockett, James Bowie & a total of 189 to 257 defenders fought to the last man to repel the charging Mexicans on the dawn of March 5, 1836. While futile, the defense became a symbol in the battle cry "Remember the Alamo".

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The Alamo. San Antonio, TX.The Alamo scene of rebellion of 1836. San Antonio, TX.The Alamo facade. San Antonio, TX.The Alamo scene of rebellion of 1836. San Antonio, TX.
The Alamo. San Antonio, TX.The Alamo (1724 then 1750s) scene of rebellion of 1836 (formerly Mission San Antonio de Valero). San Antonio, TX. On National Register.The Alamo facade. San Antonio, TX.The Alamo (1724 then 1750s) scene of rebellion of 1836 (formerly Mission San Antonio de Valero). San Antonio, TX.
The Alamo facade. San Antonio, TX.Central doorway of The Alamo. San Antonio, TX.The Alamo portal details. San Antonio, TX.The Alamo carvings over door. San Antonio, TX.
The Alamo facade. San Antonio, TX.Central doorway of The Alamo. San Antonio, TX.The Alamo portal details. San Antonio, TX.The Alamo carvings over door. San Antonio, TX.
The Alamo niche beside door. San Antonio, TX.Cenotaph to the Alamo by Pompeo Coppini. San Antonio, TX.Alamo Cenotaph by Pompeo Coppini on Alamo Plaza. San Antonio, TX.Men who died at the Alamo including William B. Travis & David Crockett on west panel of Alamo Cenotaph. San Antonio, TX.
The Alamo niche beside door. San Antonio, TX.Cenotaph to the Alamo (1936-40) by Pompeo Coppini. San Antonio, TX.Alamo Cenotaph (aka Spirit of Sacrifice) (1939) by Pompeo Coppini on Alamo Plaza. San Antonio, TX.Men who died at the Alamo including William B. Travis & David Crockett on west panel of Alamo Cenotaph. San Antonio, TX.
Travis & Crockett on Cenotaph to the Alamo. San Antonio, TX.Men who died at the Alamo including James B. Bonham & James Bowie on east panel of Alamo Cenotaph. San Antonio, TX.Bonham & Bowie on Cenotaph to the Alamo. San Antonio, TX.Female symbol of Texas holding shields of Texas & United States on north panel of Alamo Cenotaph. San Antonio, TX.
Travis & Crockett on Cenotaph to the Alamo. San Antonio, TX.Men who died at the Alamo including James B. Bonham & James Bowie on east panel of Alamo Cenotaph. San Antonio, TX.Bonham & Bowie on Cenotaph to the Alamo. San Antonio, TX.Female symbol of Texas holding shields of Texas & United States on north panel of Alamo Cenotaph. San Antonio, TX.
Building used for visitor facilities on grounds of the Alamo. San Antonio, TX.Gift shop & display area built for Centennial of The Alamo. San Antonio, TX.Monument for the 32 men of Gonzales, TX who died at The Alamo. San Antonio, TX.Millstone brought by the Canary Island settlers of San Antonio at The Alamo. San Antonio, TX.
Building (1936) used for visitor facilities on grounds of the Alamo. San Antonio, TX.Gift shop & display area built for Centennial of The Alamo. San Antonio, TX.Monument for the 32 men of Gonzales, TX who died at The Alamo. San Antonio, TX.Millstone brought by the Canary Island settlers of San Antonio at The Alamo. San Antonio, TX.
Flowering cactus at The Alamo. San Antonio, TX.San Jacinto monument relief of Travis' Letter from the Alamo. Houston, TX.Painting of Davie Crockett by William Henry Huddle in State Capitol. Austin, TX.Portrait of James Bowie, hero of the Alamo, by George Peter Alexander Healy in House of Representative chamber of State Capitol. Austin, TX.
Flowering cactus at The Alamo. San Antonio, TX.San Jacinto monument relief of Travis' Letter from the Alamo. Houston, TX. Painting of Davie Crockett by William Henry Huddle in State Capitol. Austin, TX.Portrait of James (Jim) Bowie, hero of the Alamo, by George Peter Alexander Healy in House of Representative chamber of State Capitol. Austin, TX.
Painting of Fall of the Alamo on March 6, 1836 by H.A. McArdle in Senate of State Capitol celebrating the Dawn of Liberty & a Moral Victory. Austin, TX.Sculpted history panel of story of Alamo by Michael O'Brien on Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.San Fernando Cathedral tomb of Texas heroes Travis, Crockett & Bowie. San Antonio, TX.Battle of the Alamo section of history Texas mural by Julian Garnsey on Tower building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.
Painting of Fall of the Alamo on March 6, 1836 by H.A. McArdle in Senate of State Capitol celebrating the Dawn of Liberty & a Moral Victory. Austin, TX.Sculpted history panel of story of Alamo by Michael O'Brien on Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.San Fernando Cathedral tomb of Texas heroes Travis, Crockett & Bowie. San Antonio, TX.Battle of the Alamo section of history Texas mural by Julian Garnsey on Tower building at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.
Heroes of battles of Goliad & Alamo stories on Texas History mural in Great Hall of State at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Shirt from time of Alamo at Dallas Historical Society Museum in Hall of State in Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Military coat worn by Juan Morales, Commander of Mexican 4th Column at the Alamo at San Jacinto Monument museum. San Jacinto, TX.The Alamo Flag which flew from The Alamo during the battle at Capitol Visitors Center. Austin, TX.
Heroes of battles of Goliad & Alamo stories on Texas History mural in Great Hall of State at Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Shirt from time of Alamo at Dallas Historical Society Museum in Hall of State in Fair Park. Dallas, TX.Military coat worn by Juan Morales, Commander of Mexican 4th Column at the Alamo (c1836) at San Jacinto Monument museum. San Jacinto, TX.The Alamo Flag (1824) which flew from The Alamo during the battle (March 6, 1836) at Capitol Visitors Center. Austin, TX.
Page from diary of Mexican Lt. Col. José de la Peña which records death of William B. Travis at the Alamo at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.The Alamo Messengers painting by Bruce Marshall portrays massacre survivors at Susanna Dickinson Museum House. Austin, TX.

Page from diary (1836) of Mexican Lt. Col. José de la Peña which records death of William B. Travis at the Alamo at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.The Alamo Messengers painting by Bruce Marshall portrays massacre survivors at Susanna Dickinson Museum House. Austin, TX.


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