The Siege of the Alamo: Soldiering in the Texas Revolution

The Siege of the Alamo: Soldiering in the Texas Revolution

by Susan Provost Beller

Hardcover(Library Binding)



Only three weeks after soldier and adventurer Jim Bowie wrote these words, Mexican president and general Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna and his six thousand troops arrived at the fort known as the Alamo to assert their control over the Americans who had settled in Texas, which was a part of Mexico. About 260 volunteers were there to protect the Alamo from Santa Anna and his soldiers. Author Susan Provost Beller brings the conflict of these two groups to life with first-person accounts and stories that detail what conditions were like at the fort and what happened on March 6, when the Mexicans attacked. These words give us a better understanding of why "Remember the Alamo" became the rallying cry for all U.S. citizens.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822567820
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books (CT)
Publication date: 10/28/2007
Series: Soldiers on the Battlefront Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 7.32(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Prologue     6
The Need to Move West     10
The Road to War     22
The Personalities     30
The Fighters     43
The Siege     51
The Battle     58
Goliad Massacre     70
The Battle of San Jacinto     79
Independence and Statehood     87
Map of the United States after 1848     96
Chronology of the Alamo and Texas Independence     97
Source Notes     99
Bibliography     102
Further Reading and Websites     106
Index     108

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