This Week In Texas History


February 2015 - Week 4                                                  AUDIO VERSION

                                                                                                                

 THE SOUND OF COURAGE

This Week In Texas History...

FEBRUARY 1836 AND COURAGE FINDS A VOICE.


THIS WEEK IN TEXAS HISTORY, BROUGHT TO YOU BY 930 AM THE ANSWER, ALAMO
CITY REPUBLICAN WOMEN, AND THE SAVE TEXAS HISTORY PROGRAM OF THE
GENERAL LAND OFFICE.


FEBRUARY 24, 1836. THE ALAMO. COLD AND UNDER SIEGE, COLONEL WILLIAM
BARRRET TRAVIS CALLS FOR HELP:


"Fellow citizens and compatriots – I am besieged by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under
Santa Anna. I have sustained a continual bombardment and cannonade for 24 hours and have not
lost a man.


I shall never surrender or retreat. Then, I call on you in the name of liberty, of patriotism and
everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid with all dispatch.


If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible and die like a soldier
who never forgets what is due to his own honor and that of his country.

Victory or Death!!!"


TRAVIS WROTE HIS FAMOUS LETTER THIS WEEK IN TEXAS HISTORY.

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This Week In Texas History

Stephen L. Hardin, "ALAMO, BATTLE OF THE," Handbook of Texas Online
(http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/qea02), accessed February 12, 2015. Uploaded on June 9, 2010.
Modified on July 24, 2014. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Archie P. McDonald, "TRAVIS, WILLIAM BARRET," Handbook of Texas Online
(http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/ftr03), accessed February 12, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010.
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.