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

This Day in Texas History: Day Twelve of the Siege of the Alamo Saturday March 5, 1836 Santa Anna issues orders for the assault to begin on the following day utilizing four assault columns and one reserve column. Santa Anna calls for reconnaissance to determine Mexican attack positions and approaches. A messenger arrives at the…
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This Day in Texas History: Day Eleven of the Siege of the Alamo

This Day in Texas History: Day Eleven of the Siege of the Alamo Friday March 4, 1836 Santa Anna gathers his officers for a council of war. It is decided that when the final assault takes place, that they will take no prisoners. The time for the assault will be determined tomorrow. Having been consolidated…
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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 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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