Visiting The Alamo in San Antonio #Texas http://flightsandfrustration.com/visiting-alamo-san-antonio-texas/ On a recent trip to the US I headed to #San_Antonio with the direct purpose of visiting this historic monument. I was not disappointed. Little wonder I will always "Remember The Alamo" #alamo
William Barret Travis, Aug.1,1809 - March 6,1836.Commander of the Alamo in March 1836. Travis knew that General Sam Houston needed time to build and train an army to fight General Santa Anna's army of around 3000 men. Travis directed the preparation of San Antonio de Valero Mission, known as the Alamo, for the anticipated arrival of Santa Anna and his main command of Mexican army. The Alamo defenders numbered approximately 183 men. Travis's letter addressed "To the People of Texas and All…
Feb. 23, 1836. The siege of "The Alamo" by the Mexican Army under the command of General Santa Anna, begins in San Antonio, Texas. Exactly 11 years later, U.S. troops under General Zachary Taylor defeat Santa Anna at the Battle of Buena Vista in Mexico.
"Victory or Death" letter is returning to the Alamo. Written at the Alamo by Col. William Barret Travis on February 24, 1836 as the Mexican tyrant Santa Anna’s troops began their siege, this letter is considered a Texas treasure and one of the most stirring battleground letters in American history. Now, for the first time since it was written, the iconic "Victory or Death" letter is returning to the Alamo for a once-in-a-lifetime exhibit from Feb. 23 to March 7, 2013.