Texas, The Alamo

Date: 1824

Description: Green, white and red tri-colors in vertical stripes. [X01]

During the 1820s and 1830s numbers of Americans emigrated to Texas and settled in the Mexican state.

The growing population of American settlers in Texas and differences between them and the Mexican Government led finally to the Texas War of Independence.

This flag flew over the Alamo at San Antonio, Texas. On March 6, 1836, the Mexican army, led by Santa Ana, captured the historic mission fort, killing all of its 187 defenders. Six weeks later, the Mexican army was defeated, establishing Texas as an independent country.

The flag is a modified version of the Mexican National Flag. The date 1824 in the white stripe indicates the adherence of the Texans to the Mexican constitution of 1824.

Among the defenders of the Alamo were legends Jim Bowie, Davey Crockett, and William Travis. Sam Huston was the leader of the Americans during the independence movement.