Texas Myth #92

Anne Dingus Solves the state’s greatest mysteries.

The Texans in the Alamo were outnumbered ten to one.
The misinformation here is Santa Anna–sneaky. It’s true that some 1,800 Mexican soldiers attacked the 180-plus defenders. But none of the latter were “Texans,” strictly speaking; that term wasn’t in general use in 1836. Natives of the disputed Mexican territory were more commonly called “Texians.” More importantly, though, only 11 of the defenders had been born in Texas. The

More Texas Monthly

Loading, please wait...