Battle Digest - Alamo

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Christopher J. Petty/Michael E. Haskew
Pub Date:
April 2020
Gate Fold (6pg.), maps, images, gloss laminate


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During the Texas Revolution, the Mexican Army clashed with Texan forces on several battlefields—the most famous of which was the Alamo. During this 13-day siege, a small group of defenders held out against overwhelming odds only to die in the final Mexican assault on the Alamo mission. Although it was clearly a tactical defeat for the Texans, this legendary “last stand” was a sentinel event during the Texas Revolution. Today, the Alamo still evokes sentiments of patriotism, courage, and determination against great odds.


Learn how Bowie, Travis, and Neill fought a desperate fight against the vastly superior army of General Santa Anna. Also learn how Santa Anna inadvertently let tactical victory turn into strategic defeat.


The Battle Digest summary includes all the key aspects of the campaign and battle, including maps, images, and lessons learned.


Christopher J. Petty is a retired Army Brigadier General, a graduate of West Point, and the U.S. Army War College. His career spanned multiple commands, including combat operations during the Iraq "Surge" and a NATO command in Bosnia. Chris's unique blend of three decades of military experience, the love of history, and a passion for understanding the timeless lessons of war, make Battle Digest a unique, time-saving, and powerful resource. Michael Haskew is the author of West Point 1915: Eisenhower, Bradley and the Class the Stars Fell On, and Appomattox, The Last Days of Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. He has written numerous other books and contributed to many others. He has also authored many magazine, periodic, and newspaper articles during a 37-year career in journalism. He is the editor of WWII History Magazine. He resides in Chattanooga, Tennessee.