MARCH 6, 1836

Stone, Ron
January 1984
Book of Texas Days;1984, p40
This is part of The Book of Texas Days, 1984, which chronicles the history of Texas. It was between four and five in the morning of March 6, 1836, when the beginning of the end came for the Alamo defenders. With about 1,800 men, Santa Anna attacked the garrison. Manuel Fernandez Castrillón led the attack near the breach in the north wall, where Col. William B. Travis died beside a cannon. The Mexicans poured over the wall like sheep. Martín Cós led the attack on the area that includes the chapel. Jim Bonham died there. David Crockett and his Tennessee boys were assigned to defend the fence between the south wall and the chapel, and that cold, raw morning, they deflected the initial charge. Altogether, 183 Texans died and over 600 Mexican soldiers were killed or wounded. But the Alamo had bought Houston thirteen precious days to form an army.


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