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Old 02-24-2015, 08:30 AM   #1
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Default Day 2 - The Alamo

February 24, 1836

Travis assumes overall command of the Alamo after Bowie becomes too ill to serve as co-commander. Santa Anna ordered an artillery battery constructed on the west side of the river. Travis sent out his famous “Victory or Death” letter that began with the words “To the People of Texas & all Americans in the World.”

Commandancy of the The Alamo

Bejar, Feby. 24th. 1836

To the People of Texas & All Americans in the World-

Fellow Citizens & compatriots-

I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna - I have sustained a continual Bombardment & cannonade for 24 hours & have not lost a man - The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken - I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, & our flag still waves proudly from the walls - I shall never surrender or retreat. Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism & everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch - The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily & will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days. If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible & die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his country - Victory or Death.

William Barret Travis.

Lt. Col.comdt.

P. S. The Lord is on our side - When the enemy appeared in sight we had not three bushels of corn - We have since found in deserted houses 80 or 90 bushels and got into the walls 20 or 30 head of Beeves.

Travis
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Old 02-24-2015, 08:34 AM   #2
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What a brave man! Everyone at the Alamo were brave men.
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Old 02-24-2015, 08:46 AM   #3
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God bless them all.
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Old 02-24-2015, 08:48 AM   #4
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Thanks for posting this. Cash's first trip to the Alamo this past Saturday.
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:06 AM   #5
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I named my son Barrett after William Barret Travis......Remember the Alamo!
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:08 AM   #6
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Do you think they really understood the magnitude of there action?
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:22 AM   #7
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I don't think they really understood it. I think the Texians understood the gravity of the situation. But didn't realize the full affect of their actions.

The "Napoleon of the West" was a peice of work. He made some terrible tacticle decisions. If you ever get a chance to get your hands on his autobiography, its an interesting read.
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:26 AM   #8
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One of my favorite places! Good thread
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:41 AM   #9
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:42 AM   #10
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Those men needed wheelbarrows to move their "cannon balls" from place to place.
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:53 AM   #11
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LOL @ Postman


Thanks for the thread TMag. Gonna send a reminder to my nephews, as I dont think they have Texas History in their schools anymore.
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:03 AM   #12
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My kids still have Texas history in their school. It was one of the few subjects that kept my attention when I was in middle school.
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:05 AM   #13
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HEROS ---








Commandancy of the The Alamo

Bejar, Feby. 24th. 1836

To the People of Texas & All Americans in the World-

Fellow Citizens & compatriots-

I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna - I have sustained a continual Bombardment & cannonade for 24 hours & have not lost a man - The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword, if the fort is taken - I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, & our flag still waves proudly from the walls - I shall never surrender or retreat. Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism & everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid, with all dispatch - The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily & will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days. If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible & die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his country - Victory or Death.

William Barret Travis.

Lt. Col.comdt.

P. S. The Lord is on our side - When the enemy appeared in sight we had not three bushels of corn - We have since found in deserted houses 80 or 90 bushels and got into the walls 20 or 30 head of Beeves.

Travis


















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Old 02-24-2015, 10:11 AM   #14
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God Bless Texas!
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:43 AM   #15
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Thank you for sharing this!
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:53 AM   #16
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Do you think they really understood the magnitude of there action?


Yes! No doubt Travis did. He addressed that letter to all Americans in the world. Remember his famous line in the sand? He knew his place in History. True courage!
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:56 AM   #17
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Remember the Alamo!
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:05 AM   #18
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Every time I go to the Alamo I feel a sense of awe. Could you imagine facing down over a thousand of the enemy while you are holed up in an old broken down mission with only a few?

I am proud to be a native Texan. This is one of the many reasons why. Thanks for posting.
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:08 AM   #19
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Heroes
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:49 AM   #20
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What did Travis say when he looked over the wall of the Alamo and saw all the Mexicans ? "I didn't know we were pouring concrete today ". Sorry couldn't help it. I know this a serious thread and apologize in advance.
Does talk like that make you feel better about your own inadequacies or does your ego need a boost.

I was named after W.B.T. and my relatives had a house a couple blocks from the Alamo in the 1850's. John Beckman (my great great grandfather) grew up playing in the ruins of the mission. I have a piece of art he sketched in 1899 of his memory of the Alamo in the 1860's. He has a couple other sketches he did in the Witte Museum of the Alamo. I will post a pic when I get home. Those guys were brave souls to the hilt.
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:55 AM   #21
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Here is the piece I have over our mantle.
http://www.tamu.edu/faculty/ccbn/dew..._04d_gs150.jpg
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Old 02-24-2015, 12:54 PM   #22
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^ lol
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Old 02-24-2015, 01:01 PM   #24
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Does talk like that make you feel better about your own inadequacies or does your ego need a boost.

I was named after W.B.T. and my relatives had a house a couple blocks from the Alamo in the 1850's. John Beckman (my great great grandfather) grew up playing in the ruins of the mission. I have a piece of art he sketched in 1899 of his memory of the Alamo in the 1860's. He has a couple other sketches he did in the Witte Museum of the Alamo. I will post a pic when I get home. Those guys were brave souls to the hilt.
He did apologize B, you bringing back to light adds nothing positive to the thread. Have mercy!

Beautiful sketch by the way!

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Old 02-24-2015, 01:03 PM   #25
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I have been to the Alamo a few times over the years and it is hard to imagine what it was like during that heroic battle. The walls of the Alamo grounds were in a much larger area than I can imagine or what they have. I recently watched a History Channel show about the Alamo and how things progressed. What I didn't know is that John Wayne helped build a replica of the Alamo grounds on a ranch north of Bracketville from what I rememberh. They call it Alamo City I believe. I need to look it up to see if you still can visit that location. They used it to film the John Wayne classic of The Alamo. Anyone have more info on this?
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Old 02-24-2015, 01:11 PM   #26
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Been closed since August 2010, there is a guy trying to raise funds to reopen it.

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/10107
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Old 02-24-2015, 01:12 PM   #27
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Awesome sketch!

I thought Brian had said he was there.....lol
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Old 02-24-2015, 01:20 PM   #28
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I like to think (or surely hope) we still have some good men like this left incase we ever 'get into it' again with anyone, which I'm sure we will sooner or later.
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Travis' original letter on display until March 6th.

https://www.tsl.texas.gov/


Another Texas fact is Chester Nimitz was born 130 years ago today in Fredricksburg.
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Old 02-24-2015, 01:27 PM   #30
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Lol Chew. You win at funny post today!

Brave men indeed. I cant imagine being inside the Alamo looking over at that many enemy.
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Old 02-24-2015, 02:10 PM   #31
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Travis' original letter on display until March 6th.

https://www.tsl.texas.gov/


Another Texas fact is Chester Nimitz was born 130 years ago today in Fredricksburg.
Been through his museum there, lot of interesting history in that town.
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Old 02-24-2015, 07:49 PM   #32
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Remember the Alamo!

http://allenbwest.com/2015/02/isis-a...s-no-big-deal/
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Old 03-01-2015, 11:46 AM   #33
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Old 02-24-2016, 07:36 AM   #34
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As promised, here is day 2 of the Battle of the Alamo.
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Old 02-24-2016, 07:38 AM   #35
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Here is the piece I have over our mantle.
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Thanks for posting these TMag

I got chills walking through the Alamo. Looking at the bullet pock marked walls. Knowing what happened there. That HUGE live oak in the center of the court yard, where they have a pipe supporting the branch must be over 200 years old. Wish they would sell acorn sprouts from that tree.
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Old 02-24-2016, 10:36 AM   #37
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Nice
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The Lord is on our side!
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