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,
What does the decision of the Texans; to ignore George Fisher, the taxes, and their customs paperwork; show about their attitude towards cooperating with Mexico?
What effect do you think General Manuel Mier y Teran's report will have on Texas?
Why do you think Stephen F Austin stopped the Fredonian Rebellion?
Have you ever heard of anyone with a longer name?
Was hayden Edwards right or wrong to do what he did?
When have you heard someone talk about States' Rights?
Battle of Coleto Creek
These events happened after the Alamo unlike how they are portrayed in the John Wayne Alamo movie.
To Know Who You Are and who you want to be