Wednesday, February 23, 2011

13 Days to Glory Commences


On this day in 1836 the siege of the Alamo began. The vanguard of Santa Ana's forces came up from the south and invested San Antonio de Bexar. Col. William Barrett Travis and Col. Jim Bowie brought their men to the Alamo mission, determined to stop the advance of "The Napoleon of Mexico." It would take 13 days for the battle's outcome to be determined.

4 comments:

Evan Lewis said...

I'm on teneterhooks. Who won?

Cap'n Bob said...

Ah-ah, no fair peeking.

Ron Scheer said...

That would be Davy Crockett in the foreground. Did he ever not wear a coonskin hat?

Cap'n Bob said...

Only in real life, Ron.