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What did they say at the Alamo?

What did they say at the Alamo?

From March to May, Mexican forces once again occupied the Alamo. On April 21, 1836, Sam Houston and some 800 Texans defeated Santa Anna’s Mexican force of 1,500 men at San Jacinto (near the site of present-day Houston), shouting “Remember the Alamo!” as they attacked.

What quote did Sam Houston say?

“I would lay down my life to defend any one of the States from aggression, which endangered peace or threatened its institutions. I could do more for the union, but I wish to do more; for the destruction of the union would be the destruction of all the States.

What famous chant came from the Battle of the Alamo?

The Degüello (Spanish: El toque a degüello) is a bugle call, notable in the US for its use as a march by Mexican Army buglers during the 1836 Siege and Battle of the Alamo to signal that the defenders of the garrison would receive no quarter by the attacking Mexican Army under General Antonio López de Santa Anna.

What is the famous saying that was said after Santa Anna killed everyone at the Alamo?

Remember the Alamo!
The entire Texan line surged forward shouting “Remember the Alamo!” “Remember Goliad!” (Kemp). The fighting was extremely intense. The Texans were driven by their anger for the way Santa Anna had killed everyone he captured.

What are some Texas sayings?

In case you’re considering a trip to the Lone Star State, here’s a guide to the very best Texan phrases:

  • “I’m madder than a wet hen!”
  • “He’s all hat and no cattle.”
  • “More than you can shake a stick at.”
  • “Ready and rarin’ to go.”
  • “Bless your heart.”
  • “Might could.”
  • “I wouldn’t trust him any farther than I could throw him.”

What is the meaning behind the famous quote Remember the Alamo?

A battle cry in the Texans’ struggle for independence from Mexico, later used by Americans in the Mexican War. It recalled the desperate fight of the Texan defenders in the Alamo, a besieged fort, where they died to the last man.

What was William Travis quote?

“Those prepared to give their lives in freedom’s cause, come over to me…” “I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible and die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his honour and that of his country, Victory or death.” “I shall never surrender or retreat.”

What did the Travis letter say?

It was addressed, “To the People of Texas and All Americans in the World.” This letter was a passionate plea for aid for the Alamo garrison. He ended the letter “Victory or Death” – the only outcome this battle could have.