Battle Cry At San Jacinto, Texas by Sidney Sherman

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"Remember The Alamo!"

(Magill's Quotations in Context)

Context: A chapel in San Antonio, Texas, named El Alamo from the cotton wood used in its construction, was fortified by a handful of Texas revolutionists in December, 1835. They defended it against several thousand Mexican soldiers under General Antonio López de Santa Ana (1795-1876) until their ammunition gave out. Then all 184 of the defenders, including Davy Crockett, James Bowie, and William Travis, were killed in hand-to-hand fighting on March 6. Indignation at their death brought help from many parts of the United States, including a company of volunteers from Cincinnati, Ohio, under Col. Sidney Sherman, which formed Company 2 of General Sam Houston's army when it met the Mexicans at San Jacinto on April 21, 1836. Colonel Sherman provided their rallying cry when he shouted:

Remember the Alamo!