From time to time some disparaging remarks are heard from the uninformed regarding the Alamo defenders. The defenders came from many places; Tennessee, Kentucky, the Carolinas, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, other states and England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales as well as Germany and Denmark. However, the controversy and debate does not diminish the fact that 189 men died at the Alamo, fighting for independence from the corrupt and brutal oligarchy of General Santa Anna.
Of the estimated 189 men who died in the Alamo, only six were actually born in Texas: Juan Abamillo, Juan A. Badillo, Carlos Espalier, Gregorio Esparza, Antonio Fuentes, and Andrés Nava. This work shall pay tribute to the Tejanos who died at the Alamo:
It is important for the reader to understand that the several Tejano Mexicanos who died at the Alamo in the battle against Santa Anna were only a small representation of the many Hispanics who fought for freedom.