More in the Alamo Department
This is the situation at 5:30am on 6 March 1836:
And this is the situation less than 45 minutes later:
Says it all, doesn’t it. Twelve of 186 defenders left at that point.
Colonel Almonte (one of Santa Ana’s chief officers) said “another victory like this will ruin us” within hours of the end of the battle. But nobody listened to him.
Document credit “A Time to Stand” by Walter Lord.