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The Battle of the Alamo
Battle of the Alamo
The Battle of the Alamo was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution. Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna launched an assault on the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Béxar . All but two of the Texian defenders were killed...

was a battle fought during the Texas Revolution.

Alamo may also refer to:

Places

  • Alamo Mission in San Antonio
    Alamo Mission in San Antonio
    The Alamo, originally known as Mission San Antonio de Valero, is a former Roman Catholic mission and fortress compound, site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836, and now a museum, in San Antonio, Texas....

    , Texas
  • Alamo, California
    Alamo, California
    Alamo is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Contra Costa County, California, in the United States. It is located in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area...

  • Alamo, Georgia
    Alamo, Georgia
    Alamo is a city in Wheeler County, Georgia, United States. The population was 1,943 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Wheeler County. Alamo was founded in 1909. Alamo's courthouse was built in 1913 and is on the National Register of Historical Places...

  • Alamo Township, Michigan
    Alamo Township, Michigan
    Alamo Township is a civil township of Kalamazoo County in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the township population was 3,820.-Geography:...

  • Alamo, Nevada
    Alamo, Nevada
    Alamo is an unincorporated community in Lincoln County, Nevada, United States, about north of Las Vegas. Its elevation is 3,449 feet . It is named after the Spanish word for "poplar" due to the presence of that type of tree. Founded in 1901, Alamo lies in the Pahranagat Valley. Its economy is...

  • Alamo, New Mexico
    Alamo, New Mexico
    Alamo is a census-designated place in Socorro County, New Mexico. The population was 1,085 at the 2010 census. It is the largest community on the Alamo Navajo Indian Reservation.-Geography:Alamo is located at ....

  • Alamo, North Dakota
    Alamo, North Dakota
    As of the census of 2000, there were 51 people, 25 households, and 18 families residing in the city. The population density was 94.0 people per square mile . There were 43 housing units at an average density of 79.3 per square mile...

  • Alamo, Tennessee
    Alamo, Tennessee
    Alamo, Tennessee, is a town in Crockett County, Tennessee. Its population was 2,461 at the time of the 2010 U.S. Census. Alamo, for interesting historical reasons, is the county seat of Crockett County, Tennessee...

  • Alamo, Texas
    Alamo, Texas
    Alamo, Texas, in what is nicknamed the "Land of Two Summers," is a town in the irrigated area of southern Hidalgo County, Texas. This town was incorporated in 1924, and it was named for the Alamo Land and Sugar Company, is 240 miles south of the more famous Texas Alamo Mission, and is near the...

  • Alamo, Veracruz
    Alamo, Veracruz
    Álamo is a Mexican city in the state of Veracruz. It was elevated to city status in 1973, it has 24,159 inhabitants. The city's name is derived from the many Álamo trees growing along the Pantepec River...

    , a place in Veracruz
    Veracruz
    Veracruz, formally Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave officially Estado Libre y Soberano de Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave , is one of the 31 states that, along with the Federal District, comprise the 32 federative entities of Mexico. It is divided in 212 municipalities and its capital city is...

    , Mexico
  • Alamo Heights, Texas
    Alamo Heights, Texas
    Alamo Heights is an incorporated town that is completely surrounded by the City of San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. At the time of the 2000 U.S. Census, this town's population was just 7,319, and 7,477 by 2009. However, its location as an enclave in San Antonio causes it to be a part of the...


Films

  • The Alamo: Shrine of Texas Liberty, a 1936 film
  • The Alamo (1960 film)
    The Alamo (1960 film)
    The Alamo is a 1960 American historical epic released by United Artists. The film was directed by John Wayne, who also starred as Davy Crockett. The cast also includes Richard Widmark as Jim Bowie and Laurence Harvey as William B...

    , a film starring John Wayne
  • The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory
    The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory
    The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory is a made-for-TV film starring Brian Keith as Davy Crockett, James Arness as James Bowie, Alec Baldwin as Col. Travis, Raul Julia as Santa Anna, and a single scene cameo by Lorne Greene as Sam Houston...

    , a 1987 film
  • The Alamo (2004 film)
    The Alamo (2004 film)
    The Alamo is a 2004 American war film about the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution. The film was directed by Texan John Lee Hancock, produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, and Mark Johnson, and distributed by Touchstone Pictures....


Other uses

  • Alamo (game engine), a computer graphics rendering engine
  • Alamo (sculpture)
    Alamo (sculpture)
    Alamo, also known as the Astor Place Cube, or simply The Cube, is an outdoor sculpture by Bernard Rosenthal, located on Astor Place, on the island of Manhattan in New York City. It takes the form of a black cube, long on each side, mounted on a corner. The cube is made of Cor-Ten steel and weighs...

    , a cube-shaped sculpture in New York City
  • AA-10 Alamo or Vympel R-27, an air-to-air missile
  • Alamo Rent A Car
    Alamo Rent A Car
    Alamo Rent a Car is the third-largest car rental agency in the United States. Based in Clayton, Missouri, it has branches across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, South America, parts of Africa, Europe, and Australia, and various Caribbean islands...

  • "Alamo", a song by Tori Amos used as a b-side on "Talula
    Talula
    "Talula" is a song by Tori Amos, released as the second single from her 1996 album Boys For Pele. It reached #22 on the UK Singles Charts and appears in the Jan de Bont film Twister....

    "
  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

People with the name

  • Tony Alamo
    Tony Alamo
    Tony Alamo is an American religious leader and convicted child sex offender. He and his late wife Susan are best known as the founders of an organization currently known as Tony Alamo Christian Ministries. The organization is based in and around Fouke and Alma, Arkansas, United States, and has...

    , American preacher, singer, entrepreneur, religious evangelist, and convicted child sex offender

See also

  • Alamo Beer, a brand from King of the Hill TV series
  • Alamo bolide impact
    Alamo bolide impact
    The Alamo bolide impact occurred 367 million years ago, when one or more hypervelocity objects from space slammed into shallow marine waters at a site that is now the Devonian Guilmette Formation of the Worthington Mountains and Schell Creek Range of southeastern Nevada; the event is named for...

  • Alamo Race Track
    Alamo Race Track
    Alamo Race Track is a rock band from Amsterdam, Netherlands. They have released three full-length albums. Their current effort, Unicorn Loves Deer, was released on March 21, 2011 in their native country.-Early days :...

    , a Dutch alternative rock band
  • Alamo Scouts
    Alamo scouts
    The Alamo Scouts was a reconnaissance unit of the Sixth United States Army in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II...

  • Alamo Village
    Alamo Village
    Alamo Village is a movie set and tourist attraction north of Brackettville, Texas, United States. It was the first movie location built in Texas, originally constructed for and best known as the setting for The Alamo , directed by John Wayne and starring Wayne, Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey and...

    , a movie set turned tourist attraction, in Brackettville, Texas
  • "Remember the Alamo" (song)
    Remember the Alamo (song)
    "Remember the Alamo" is a song written by Texan folk singer and songwriter Jane Bowers. Bowers details the last days of 180 soldiers at the Alamo and names several famous figures who fought at the Alamo, including Mexican general Santa Anna and Texans: Jim Bowie, William Barrett Travis and Davy...