What Were the Mexican Army Casualties of the Alamo?

Mexican leader Gen. Santa Anna estimated 1,000 deaths among his troops.
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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.

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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.

Living in upstate New York, Susan Sherwood is a researcher who has been writing within educational settings for more than 10 years. She has co-authored papers for Horizons Research, Inc. and the Capital Region Science Education Partnership. Sherwood has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University at Albany.