- This Liberty Issue stamp depicts The Alamo, located in San Antonio, Texas. The Alamo was founded in 1718 as a Spanish mission during the settlement of San Antonio. It was later used as a fortress for the Mexican Army and later the Texian Army. The Battle of the Alamo was a pivotal event during the Texas Revolution. The building and its Texian Army defenders fell to the Mexican Army and General Antonio López de Santa Anna after a thirteen day siege. The building is now a National Historic Site and museum.
- United States; Texas; Mexico; Alamo; Spain; Catholicism; mission; Texas Revolution; Texas War of Independence; Santa Anna; Mexican Army; Texian Army; National Historic Site; museum; architecture; military
- Data Source
- National Postal Museum
- Bureau of Engraving and Printing
- June 14, 1956
- paper; ink (rose lilac); adhesive / engraving
- Postage Stamps
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