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The Alamo Mission (San Antonio, TX)


The battle that turned into a rallying cry - "Remember the Alamo!" - happened in San Antonio, at a small religious compound. Mexican forces, led by General Santa Anna, laid siege to the Alamo, which was defended by a small group of American forces under the command of Colonel James Bowie. While Bowie and his men lost the battle, their bravery under fire inspired their compatriots in subsequent engagements.

Visit the Alamo Mission homepage.

Next: Gettysburg Battlefield (Gettysburg, PA)

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