The Battle of the Alamo: The Final Assault - The Walls
after midnight on March 6 the Mexican army began preparing for the final
assault. The troops were divided into four columns, commanded by Cos,
Colonel Francisco Duque, Colonel Jose Marie Romero, and Colonel Juan
Four hundred reserves remained in camp under the authority of
Santa Anna, while the Mexican cavalry were positioned around the Alamo to
prevent escape of either Texians or Mexican soldiers. Despite the bitter
cold, the soldiers were ordered not to wear overcoats, which could impede
Clouds concealed the moon, and thus the movements of the
Here is the The Battle of the Alamo: The Final Assault - The Walls
True and False?
1. At 5:30 am, March 6, 1836, Santa Anna gave the order to advance.
2. The Texians had posted three sentinels outside the walls and quickly
sounded the attack alarm.
3. Santa Anna's army played El Deg�ello.
4. In the initial moments of the assault Mexican troops were at a great
5. Alamo commander, William Travis was struck in the head with a musket
6. As the Mexican troops tried to climb the Alamo's walls, the Texians
found it easy to reload their rifles.
7. One of the first to scale the 12 feet wall was Mexican General Juan
8. As the Texian defenders abandoned the north wall and the northern
end of the west wall, Texian gunners turn their guns against the advancing
9. Within minutes they had climbed the walls and killed the gunners,
gaining control of the Alamo's 18 lb cannon.