Siege and Battle of San Antonio Who? Stephen F. Austin Edward Burleson Ben Milam General Cos
Siege and Battle of San Antonio When? Battle December 5-9, 1835 Siege 7 weeks prior
Siege and Battle of San Antonio Where? San Antonio
Siege and Battle of San Antonio Why? The Texans realized that if they could take control of San Antonio, they could have control over most of Texas.
Siege and Battle of San Antonio What? Austin’s army of 600 Texans surrounded San Antonio in a siege. The attempt was to starve out the Mexican Army by not allowing food or supplies into town. After 7 weeks of surrounding the town, many soldiers returned to their homes.
Siege and Battle of San Antonio What? On December 5, 1835, Ben Milam led 300 of the remaining 500 in an attack on San Antonio.
Siege and Battle of San Antonio What? The soldiers broke into homes inside the town for safety. Cos placed sharpshooters in trees where they had a clear view of the plaza. Ben Milam was shot in the head and killed.
Siege and Battle of San Antonio What? Over the next few days the Texans slowly gained ground forcing Cos to seek refuge inside the walls of the Alamo. The Mexicans surrendered on December 9, and agreed to leave Texas and to not return.