On March 6, 1836, nearly 1800 soldiers in the Mexican army of Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna brutally attacked the Alamo after a 13-day siege. Fewer than 200 men stood inside to defend the fort, accompanied by a small number of wives, children, and slaves. Miraculously, at least fourteen people lived through the battle, and a few would later provide chilling eyewitness accounts of what happened. The Mexican army's attack on the Alamo in 1836 led to outright war with the U.S. in 1846. Read eyewitness testimony to the attack with this article from American Experience: "Remember the Alamo."