Remembering the The Alamo

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Real Estate Agent with Kimberly Howell Properties

The Alamo in San Antonio, TX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was February 23, 1836, when General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna and his army caught the defenders of the Alamo by surprise.  The Texians and Tejanos had prepared to defend the Alamo together and were undaunted.  Commander of the Alamo, William B. Travis sent couriers out to communities in Texas with pleas for help -- only one of the couriers was successful in bringing back help.  Charles Despallier, a 24 year old originally from Louisiana, left the Alamo sometime around February 25, 1836, and returned with the 36 men from the Gonzales Ranging Company of Mounted Volunteers on March 1, 1836.  Despallier died in the battle at the Alamo on March 6, 1836.

The final assault of the 13 day siege came before daybreak on March 6, 1836, as the Mexican soldiers appeared out of the darkness and headed toward the walls of the Alamo.  The defenders were able to beat back several attacks.  The Mexicans regrouped and scaled the walls and rushed into the compound. They captured a cannon and aimed it at the Long Barrack and church and blasted open the barricaded doors.  By sunrise, Santa Anna was able to enter the Alamo compound to survey the damage.

Have you ever wondered about those brave men who gave up their lives fighting for Texas to be free and independent?  You can read about them here.

Tomorrow is the 173rd Anniversary of the Fall of the Alamo.  Over the next weekend and through the month of March there are Memorial Events planned at the Alamo, of the 7 events, 5 of them are FREE and Open to the Public. 

 

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Rainmaker
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Judi Morgan
San Antonio, TX Real Estate
Kimberly Howell Properties

Shirley, nope, it's probably not too late. :)

March 06, 2009 07:37 PM
Rainmaker
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Judi Morgan
San Antonio, TX Real Estate
Kimberly Howell Properties

Dale, Yes, "Remember the Alamo"!!  That was the battle cry at the Battle at San Jacinto where the Texas were able to defeat Santa Ana's Army and capture him.

March 06, 2009 07:38 PM
Rainer
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Carl Winters

Judi in case you stop by this evening the Spurs are playing:Spurs Blog Along-March 6, 2009 @ 7:30 (Spurs vs Washington) Everyone Welcome

March 06, 2009 08:48 PM
Rainmaker
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Trey Thurmond
College Station , Texas Homes
BCR Realtors

I still love the Alamo. When we were there with you gus in December I appreciated the history lesson you gave Khris and I !   Also we didn't see any spirits in the Menger hotel but did feel something.

March 14, 2009 12:10 AM
Rainmaker
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Judi Morgan
San Antonio, TX Real Estate
Kimberly Howell Properties

Trey, I love the Alamo too.  Glad you enjoyed my history lesson -- I love reading about San Antonio history so I can share it with my clients -- especially the clients Relocating to San Antonio.  Hmmm, you didn't see any of the ghosts at the Menger but did feel something.  I checked all of my photos I took and didn't see any ghosts either.  I spent a few nights at the Menger a couple of years ago -- didn't see any of the ghosts but sure felt something there too.  Loved my stay there -- did I mention, I love history???   :)

March 14, 2009 12:22 AM
Rainmaker
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Judi Morgan

San Antonio, TX Real Estate
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