Today in History: Remembering the Alamo

Today in History–March 6–the Library of Congress remembers the Alamo, which was recaptured by Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna on this day in 1836. An estimated 1,000 to 1,600 Mexican soldiers died in the the 13-day siege and all 189 Texan defenders officially listed were killed. Learn more about the circumstances that helped Texas forces to gain independence from Mexico a short time later by visiting the Today in History section. For more related primary sources, click the links below.

Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna Recaptured the Alamo

Sheet Music of the Week: Remember the Alamo Edition In the Muse February 23, 2011

Featured Image: Houston, Santa Anna, and Cos political cartoon

Alamo images

The villa and presidio of San Antonio de Bexar map

Alamo books

Alamo historical newspaper coverage 1836

Alamo songs

Alamo sheet music

Texas primary source collections