This Day in Texas History: Day 4 of the Siege of the Alamo

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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 acequia.

The overnight arrival of a norther dropped the temperatures to near freezing. As daylight broke, a Texian foray went outside the walls to obtain water and wood. A small skirmish erupted with the Mexican troops under General Sesma. Mexican casualties were slightly heavier than in earlier fights due to the Texian’s eastern-facing cannon.

David Crockett

David Crockett

 

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