Taken by the masters to engage in a battle against their wills and against a Mexican regime, they knew very little about. General Antonio López de Santa Anna, a dictator in charge of a brigade comprising over five thousand armed soldiers. Jim Bowie, Colonel William Travis lost their lives during the battle. Their slaves did not. Sam, a faithful slave to Jim Bowie and Joe, a committed and honorable slave to Colonel William Travis fought bravely alongside their masters. And after the battle was decided, and defeat, not victory was the outcome, Joe, and Sam not only survived the battle, but gained their freedom from slavery was well. Their biggest fight was not the Battle of the Alamo, but their struggles to make it back into slavery, to be with their families.