Five Thousand

Five thousand was about the size of the entire Mexican army in Texas. Only about 1507 men were used in the assault. At the start of the siege there were about 2500 available troops not counting artillery, headquarters, service personnel, and camp followers. After March 6, about 2400 more troops arrived, bringing the total to about 4900. However, that was after the siege had ended (Wood).

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Richard Wright Copyright 1999