what are the strengths and weaknesses of the Alamo garrison?

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what are the strengths and weaknesses of the Alamo garrison?

May 13th, 2015

The Texian garrison of the Alamo consisted of about 185 men, besides women, children, and slaves. This is a major weakness as they were greatly outnumbered; The Mexican army consisted of about 7,000 men. The Texians were thus outnumbered about 37 to 1. 

There are other several weaknesses. First, it was an exposed position.

Second, its small physical size.

The alamo also had adobe walls.

The average siege with firearms and cannon requires at least a 20 to 1 numerical superiority in manpower and firepower in order to succeed. The Texians only lost once they ran out of ammunition. 

There are no notable strengths of the Alamo.

May 13th, 2015

The strengths include -

walls were 2 to 3 feet thick,

walls were 10 to 12 feet high,

there were 21 cannons (including an 18 pounder)

they had good supplies of beef, corn, & water.

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