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

This Day in Texas History: Day Thirteen of the Siege of the Alamo Sunday March 6, 1836 At Midnight on March 5, 1836, Santa Anna’s troops began moving into position for their planned attack of the Alamo compound. For several hours, the soldiers lay on the ground in complete darkness. About 5:30 A.M., they received…
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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 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: 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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This Day in Texas History: Day Six of the Siege of the Alamo

This Day in Texas History: Day Six of the Siege of the Alamo Sunday February 28, 1836 Mexicans receive intelligence that 200 Texian reinforcements from Goliad are en route to the Alamo. The morale within the compound is high. According to Mrs. Dickinson, Crockett took up a fiddle and challenged John McGregor, a Scot with…
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This Day in Texas History: Day Five of the Siege of the Alamo

This Day in Texas History: Day Five of the Siege of the Alamo Saturday February 27, 1836 The fifth day of the siege was again cold with temperatures ranging in the 30s. Having exhausted their own supplies, the Mexicans pillaged Bexar of foodstuffs and perishables. When they in turn depleted these, they sent troops to…
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This Day in Texas History: Day 4 of the Siege of the Alamo

This Day in Texas History: Day 4 of the Siege of the Alamo Friday February 26, 1836 The Texians burned more jacales during the night. It soon became obvious that the Alamo’s water well would not supply the needs of a 150+ people in the garrison. They would have to obtain water from the nearby…
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