182 Years Later, We Still Remember the Alamo


One hundred and eighty-two years ago today, the Alamo, being defended by no more than two hundred Texians from across world, fell to a superior force led by dictator General Antonio López de Santa Anna. Their sacrifice bought precious time for General Sam Houston and his men to prepare to meet the Mexican Army. During the battle of San Jacinto, where the Texians were victorious, the Alamo served as a rallying cry for the troops. With that battle, the country was won.

It is likely that without the Alamo, Texas as we have known it would never have come to be.

Remember.


They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.

Binyon

The Honored Dead

William Barret Travis

James Bowie

Joseph Washington

John Hubbard

William Blazeby

William B. Harrison

William Charles M Baker

Samuel B. Evans

William R. Carey

Samuel C. Blair

Gilmore

Robert White

John Davis

John G. Baugh

Robert Evans

Hiram Hames Williams

Charles Despalier

Eliel Melton

Patrick Henry Anderson

Burnell

Edward F. Mitchison

Amos Pollard

Thompson

Green B. Jamison

David Crockett

Edward Nelson

Nelson

William H. Smith

Lewis Johnson

Edwin P.  Mitchell

Francis T. Desanque

Joseph Washington

John M. Thruston

Robert B. Moore

Christopher Adams Parker

Charles Heiskell

Rose

John Blair

David Wilson

John M. Hays

Stewart

Tompson

William DePriest Southerland

William Howell

Butler

Charles Smith

McGregor

Rusk

Hawkins

Hollaway

Brown

Smith

William H. [Illegible: Brown]

[Illegible: Kidison]

William Wells

William Cummings

Richard W Valentine

Samuel Halloway

Isaac White

Day

Robert Mullman

Robert Crossman

James Girard Garrett

James Dimpkins

Robert B. Moore

William Lynn

Hutchinson

William. Johnson

Edward Nelson

George Tumlinson

William Deardoff

Samuel Bourne

Ingram

Lewis

Charles Zanco

James Ewing

Robert Cunningham

Burns

George Neggins

James B. Bonham

Robinson

Seawell

Harris

John Flanders

Isaac Ryan, Jr Apelousas

Jackson Ireland

Almaron Dickinson

George C. Kimbell

James George

Dolphin Floyd

Thomas Jackson

Durst

George Washington Cottle

Andrew Kent

Thomas R. Miller

Isaac Baker

William King

Jesse McKoy

Claiborne Wright

William Fishback

Millapps

Galba Fugua

John Davis

Albert Martin

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Stockton

(For a more detailed list of the fallen, click here.)