Dawn at the Alamo

On March 6, 176 years ago, 189 brave men attempted to fight off 2400 of Santa Anna’s Mexican soldiers at the Alamo in San Antonio de Béxar. The only survivors were the women, children and a slave named Joe. The Mexican attack started two hours before sunrise and was over by 8 a.m.

Col. Travis had given his men the opportunity to flee the fortress two nights before. He drew a line in the sand with his sword, as he explained there were no reinforcements coming. They were doomed, Santa Anna sent word there would be no quarters if they did not surrender. Travis asked the soldiers “who are with me, cross the line.” All but one did, Moses Rose lived to tell the story of the brave men of the Alamo.



March 6, 1836

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