Texas Almanac, 1945-1946 Page: 58
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cision by vote not to declare Texas inde-
pendent of Mexico but to declare for the
Constitution of 1824, which Santa Anna
had set aside, and to reserve for Texas
the right of governing itself until assured
constitutional government by Mexico.
Capture of San Antonio.
At San Antonio the siege dragged and
preparations were being made to aban-
don it when Col. Ben Milam asked for
volunteers to attack the fort, organized
about 300 men and, after fighting from
Dec. 5 to Dec. 9, 1835, forced General Cos,
who had arrived from Mexico and taken
command, to surrender, with the agree-
ment that he was to return with his en-
tire force to Mexico. Milam was one of
the two Texans to fall during the battle.
Fall of the Alamo.
The garrison at San Antonio dwindled
after the retirement of Cos, despite the
fact that it was known that Santa Anna
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Texas Almanac, 1945-1946, book, 1945; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth117166/m1/60/: accessed July 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.