Today In History
The defending “Texians,” as they were then known, were able to beat back two attacks, but failed when the Mexicans attacked a third time.
Many of the defenders retreated to interior buildings. Those unable to do so were quickly dispatched by the cavalry. A handful attempted to surrender but were executed. Somewhere between 182 and 257 Texians died and roughly 600 of the Mexican attackers were either killed or wounded.
The defeat prompted a recruiting boom for the Texian army and is a pivotal point in Texas’ fight for independence.