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Davy Crockett

Davy Crocket

U.S. RepresentativeFolk Hero (1786–1836)

Davy Crockett was a frontiersman, legendary folk hero and three-time Congressman. He fought in the War of 1812 and died at the Alamo in the Texas Revolution.

You can read his full biography at

For his side of the story, read his narrative.

The Defenders of the Alamo

This is a list consisting of the names of the men that fought at the Alamo. They may have all died there, but not all of them were born Texans. Many were from other states, such as New York, and even from other countries, such as Ireland and Germany. 

List of The Defenders of the Alamo

Santa Anna

Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna

Antonio López de Santa Anna, born on February 21, 1794, in Jalapa, Mexico, became a military captain and was elected president in 1833, known for his efforts in staving off Spain’s attempt to recapture the country. Santa Anna was later involved in conflicts with France and the U.S., including the secession of Texas, and was seen as responsible for much of Mexico’s turmoil. He died on June 21, 1876.

Read his full bio at