Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Letters from the ALAMO

William B. Travis
At the Alamo in San Antonio de Bexar, 150 Texican's led by William Barret Travis made their stand against Santa Anna's vastly superior Mexican Army. The troops arrived on February 23rd, 1836 where Santa Anna flew the flag of no quarter, meaning "no mercy."  Travis watched through the night as the troops continued to arrive. By morning, on the second day of the siege, February 24, 1836, Travis called for reinforcements with this heroic message: A letter sent out requesting the aid of fellow countrymen.