During the 1836 battle of the Alamo, Mexican forces devastated the Texan freedom fighters, but the Mexican army still suffered substantial losses. Historical authorities vary significantly in their calculations of Mexican casualties. Estimates range from about 300 to more than 2,000.

A Local Number

Even the tourist information at the Alamo site cannot identify the exact losses. However, estimates based on Mexican accounts and historians’ calculations put the number at about 600 total Mexican casualties, including both killed and injured soldiers. Due to insufficient medical support, many of the wounded Mexican forces died from their injuries after the battle.