Alamo Mission: Aftermath
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Alamo Mission: Aftermath?
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1) Following the battle of the
Alamo, one thousand Mexican soldiers, remained at the mission. For
the next two months they repaired and fortified the complex, so
that it could continue to serve as a major Mexican fort within
Who was the Mexican commander?
Francisco de Castaneda
Juan Lopez Sandoval
2) The Mexican garrison
joined the retreat on , they spiked the cannons, tore down many
of the Alamo walls, and set fires throughout the complex.
When did the retreat begin?
3) The retreating troops
spiked the cannons, tore down many of the Alamo walls, and set
fires throughout the complex. Only a few buildings survived
their efforts—the chapel was left in ruins, most of the Long
Barracks was still standing, and the building that had contained
the south wall gate and several rooms was mostly intact.
4) When was
the first time after the battle of the Alamo did the Texians
briefly used the Alamo as a fortress?
year did the Mexican army regained control of the Alamo in March
and September as they briefly took San Antonio de Bexar.
6) When did
the Republic of Texas pass an act returning the sanctuary of the
Alamo to the Roman Catholic Church?
January 13, 1841
January 13, 1842
January 13, 1843
January 13, 1844
7) As the Mexican-American
War loomed in 1846, 2000 United States Army soldiers were sent
to San Antonio.
Who commanded the U.S. Army
Brigadier General Daniel Boone
Brigadier General John Wool
Brigadier General Jack Taylor
Brigadier General Wade Phillips
8) During the American Civil
War, Texas joined the Confederacy, and the Alamo complex was
taken over by the Confederate Army. Following the Confederacy's
defeat, the United States Army again maintained control over the
Alamo. Shortly after the war ended, however, the Catholic Church
requested that the army vacate the premises so that the Alamo
could become a place of worship for local German Catholics. The
army refused, and the church made no further attempts at
retaking the complex.
9) When did
the Catholic Church sell the chapel to the State of Texas for
was the Alamo designated a National Historic Landmark?
December 19, 1900
December 19, 1920
December 19, 1940
December 19, 1960