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As previously planned, most of the Texians fell back to the
barracks and the chapel. Holes had been carved in the walls
to allow the Texians to fire. Unable to reach the barracks,
Texians stationed along the west wall headed west for the San
Antonio River. When the cavalry charged, the Texians took
cover and began firing from a ditch.
commanded the Mexican cavalry?
Joaquin Ramirez y Sesma
Enrique Badia Romero
2) The cavalry commander was
forced to send reinforcements, and the Texians were eventually
killed. He reported that this skirmish involved 50 Texians were
killed, but historians believes that the number was inflated.
What was the number of Texians killed?
3) The defenders in the
cattle pen retreated into the horse corral. After firing their
weapons, the small band of Texians scrambled over the low wall,
circled behind the church and raced on foot for the east
prairie, which appeared empty. As the Mexican cavalry advanced
on the group, and his artillery crew turned a cannon around and
fired into the cavalry, probably inflicting casualties. Still,
all of the escaping Texians were killed.
Who commands the
4) The paianting The Fall of
the Alamo (1903), depicts Davy Crockett wielding his rifle as a
club against Mexican troops who have breached the walls of the
Who painted the painting?
Robert Jenkins Onderdonk
5) The last Texian group to
remain in the open were Crockett and his men, defending the low
wall in front of the church. Unable to reload, they used their
rifles as clubs and fought with knives. After a volley of fire
and a wave of Mexican bayonets, the few remaining Texians in
this group fell back toward the church. The Mexican army now
controlled all of the outer walls and the interior of the Alamo
compound except for the church and rooms along the east and west
6) Mexican soldiers turned
their attention to a Texian flag waving from the roof of one
building. Mexicans were killed before the flag of Mexico was
raised in that location.
How many Mexican
soldiers died try to raise their flag?
4 Mexican soldiers
8 Mexican soldiers
12 Mexican soldiers
16 Mexican soldiers
7) Many of the remaining
defenders were ensconced in the fortified barracks rooms. In the
confusion, the Texians had neglected to spike their cannon
before retreating. Mexican soldiers turned the cannon toward the
barracks. As each door was blown off Mexican soldiers would fire
a volley of muskets into the dark room, then charge in for
What did the Texians
neglected to do?
take their horses to the corral before
spike their cannon before retreating
blow up the water well before retreating
write letters before retreating
8) Too sick to participate
in the battle, he likely died in bed.
was the Alamo defender?
9) The Texian master of
ordnance, had been tasked with keeping the gunpowder from
falling into Mexican hands. Wounded, he crawled toward the
powder magazine but was killed by a musket ball with his torch
only inches from the powder. Had he succeeded, the blast would
have destroyed the church and killed the women and children
hiding in the sacristy.
Who was the Texian‘s
master of ordnance?
10) By 6:30 p.m. the battle
for the Alamo was over.