The battle of the Alamo artifacts

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  1. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun.

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    The Battle of the Alamo is one of the most famous battles in American military history, even moreso because it was a horrendous defeat.
    The people of Texas had declared themselves independent from Mexico. The Mexican Army, under President and General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, were determined to bring Texas back into the fold. Santa Anna led the Army on a campaign into Texas territory.

    The attack began at 5 a.m. Mexican soldiers advanced in four successive waves, with cavalry standing by in a ring outside the fray, waiting to round up any who attempted to escape. Three hours later, it was over. Very few Texians were spared. Those who weren't killed were either women or children. The Mexican losses exceeded the entire Texian force: about 300 dead and more than 500 wounded.

    The Battle of the Alamo was definitely a victory for the Mexican Army, in that it gained a valuable landmark and defensive post in the struggle to re-assimilate Texas. The battle also served as a rallying cry for the American troops who invaded Mexico a decade later. Many were heard to be uttering the rally cry "Remember the Alamo!"

    A lot of the artifacts have been collected by singer Phil Collins.


    Flintlock excavated from the battle of the Alamo

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    Hand Axe, cannon balls and arrowheads found on the battlefield

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    Bowie knife that belonged to Jim Bowie

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    Davy Crockett's powder pouch

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    Before the soldiers took over it was a place for priests to stay. A Baptismal that was saved.

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    Left over grenade

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    Cannonball used during the battle

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    Axe used during the battle

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    Mexican Cavalry Helmet from the battle

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    Birddog Well-Known Member

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    Good stuff man, can the ferguson police borrow a few of these cannonballs?
     
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    Soooooo texans lost to this????? image.jpg
     
  4. LaserT

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    Another shit thread by LaserTit....


     
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    DuckDong Well-Known Member

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    Phil Collins has spent a fortune on this. Several articles out there on his fascination with it
     
  6. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen New phone who dis? VIP

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    I believe the artifacts should remain in the basement, where they belong.
     
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    That Mexican Cavalry helmet is like :gayhand:
     
  8. LaserT

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    :eek:

    Too soon...too soon, Bacon.
     
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