The Battle of the Alamo | The British Newspaper Archive Blog


The Battle of the Alamo – March 1836

Church of Alamo
Illustrated London News | 15 June 1844

On 6 March 1836, the Battle of the Alamo ended, following a 12-day battle between the Texan rebels and President General Santa Anna’s Mexican army. The battle resulted in the death of all the Texian defenders.  To mark the day, we’ve posted below two newspaper stories from May 1836 that report on the end of the famous battle.

The first tells us about the battle.

Battle of the Alamo
Northampton Mercury | 21 May 1836

A second article promoted the cause of Texas.

Battle of Alamo
Globe | 18 March 1836


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