Saturday, March 06, 2010

It Was 174 Years Ago Today



On the 13th day of the siege of the Alamo Santa Ana's forces finally breached the North Wall's defenses in a pre-dawn assault. Once that happened the outcome of the battle was not in question. The defnders were killed to a man. The date was March 6, 1836.

The figures I'm presenting today depict: (left) Col. William Barrett Travis; (center) Jim Bowie, and; (right) Davy Crockett. Despite the recent hoorawing, I firmly believe that Crockett died during the fight and there is firm evidence to support that idea. But I'm not here to argue historical trivia. I wish to pay tribute to the brave defenders of the Alamo, whose lengthy stand served to allow Sam Houston to raise an army as well as cause large, demoralizing casualties in the Mexican ranks.

4 comments:

George said...

I admire you for honoring those brave men. Their story will be told hundreds of years from now.

Bill Crider said...

I'm with you on Davy, Cap'n. But here's a good alternate history novel plot for you: Davy and others, maybe Travis and Bowie, are captured but escape. They're the ones who kick Santa Anna out of Texas, which remains a republic. Now all you have to do is write it.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Why not, you did the hard part? Thanks. And they wonder where we get our ideas.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Thanks, George. Let's hope people Remember the Alamo in another hundred years. Might not be pc by then.