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Yihong Shi The Alamo The Movie "The Alamo" of 2004 made a quite accurate account of the battle which took place in 1936. Getting into the details is unavoidable for a movie, and this usually makes it a lot harder to keep historical accuracy. However, “The Alamo” did quite well. In this movie, Travis’s wife visited him for their official divorce before he departed for the Alamo. Their son, Charles, who was recorded to be around eight, came and stayed with his father. These all fit historical records. Travis’s former slave, Joe, was the only witness to his death, as it was displayed in the movie. Bowie's famous knife, along with his popularity, appeared many times in the movie. It is also true that Travis arrived at the Alamo later than James Bowie. However, there are some facts about the battle, or the major people in the battle, that appear to be adjusted for the film. The famous letter of “ Victory or Death” was written on February 24, 1936. James Bowie fell sick sometime in the same day before the first small battle that day. In the movie, Bowie was
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