Month: March 2013

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This Day in Texas History: Day Ten of the Siege of the Alamo

This Day in Texas History: Day Ten of the Siege of the Alamo Thursday March 3, 1836   James Butler Bonham arrives with news of reinforcements. He reports that sixty men from Gonzales are due and that an additional 600 would soon be en route. The Texians fire several shots into the city in celebration.…
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This Day in Texas History: Day Nine of the Siege of the Alamo

This Day in Texas History: Day Nine of the Siege of the Alamo Wednesday March 2, 1836 Travis receives a report that there is corn at the Seguin ranch. He sends a detatchment headed by Lt. Menchaca to retrieve it. Mexican forces discover a hidden road within pistol shot of the Alamo and post the Jimenez…
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This Day in Texas History: Texas Declares Independence from Mexico

This Day in Texas History: Texas Declares Independence from Mexico March 02, 1836 On this day in 1836, Texas became a republic. On March 1 delegates from the seventeen Mexican municipalities of Texas and the settlement of Pecan Point met at Washington-on-the-Brazos to consider independence from Mexico. George C. Childress presented a resolution calling for…
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This Day in Texas History: Day Eight of the Siege of the Alamo

This Day in Texas History: Day Eight of the Siege of the Alamo Tuesday March 1, 1836 Thirty-two reinforcements from Gonzales arrive. General Sesma advances towards Goliad to seek out Texian reinforcements coming to the aid of the Alamo. Finding none, he returns to Bexar. The Alamo’s 12-pound gunnade fires two shots, one of them hitting…
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This Day in Texas History: Day Seven of the Siege of the Alamo

This Day in Texas History: Day Seven of the Siege of the Alamo Monday February 29, 1836 The Mexican’s Jimenez battalion and the cavalry under command of General Ramirez y Sesma are ordered down the Goliad road to intercept any reinforcements that might have been sent by Fannin. The Mexicans propose a three-day armistice and…
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