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This Day in Texas History: Alamo Survivor Dies

This Day in Texas History: Alamo Survivor Dies October 7, 1883 On this day in 1883, Susanna Wilkerson Dickinson, survivor of the Alamo, died in Austin. The Tennessee native married Almaron Dickinson in 1829 and moved to Gonzales, Texas, in 1831. Susanna’s only child, Angelina Elizabeth Dickinson, was born in 1834. Her husband went off…
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This Day in Texas History: First Armed Clash Between Anglo Texans and Mexicans

This Day in Texas History: First Armed Clash Between Anglo Texans and Mexicans June 10, 1832 On this day in 1832, a rebel force attacked Anahuac in the first armed clash between Anglo-Texans and Mexican troops. In 1830, Manuel de Mier y Terán ordered John Davis Bradburn to locate a site for a fort, military…
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This Day in Texas History: Day 3 of the Siege of the Alamo

This Day in Texas History: Day 3 of the Siege of the Alamo Thursday February 25, 1836 The morning of February 25, 1836 dawned with summer-like temperatures opening one of the most eventful days of the siege. The Mexicans launched an attack with approximately 400 – 450 soldiers personally led by General Castrillon. The Matamoros…
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This Day in Texas History: Travis Writes Letter From the Alamo

This Day in Texas History: (from the Texas State Historical Association archives) Travis Writes Letter From the Alamo February 24, 1836 On this day in 1836, William Barret Travis, commanding the Texans under attack in the Alamo, wrote his famous letter addressed “To the People of Texas and All Americans in the World.” In the…
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