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Who won the Battle of the Alamo?

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Mexican forces, under the command of General Antonio López de Santa Anna, won the Battle of the Alamo. The Mexicans defeated men fighting for the independence of the Republic of Texas.

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The Battle of the Alamo took place from Feb. 23rd to March 6, 1836. A group of men fighting to make Texas an independent nation had holed up in the Alamo, a former Franciscan mission that Mexican troops had fortified and used to garrison soldiers protecting nearby San Antonio.

General Antonio López de Santa Anna besieged the fortress with an army of between 1,800 and 6,000 men. After a 13-day fight, his forces took the Alamo, killing most of its defenders in the process, including James Bowie and David Crockett. Though technically a defeat, the Battle of the Alamo highlighted the tenacity of the Texan forces and served as an inspiration for their ultimately successful drive for independence.

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