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March 6, 1836: Davy Crockett and the Fall of the Alamo


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March 6, 1836: Davy Crockett and the Fall of the Alamo


By: William Groneman III | March6, 2013

Tags: Alamo, Davy Crockett, Mexico, Texas Revolution


Santa Anna's plan called for the assault on the Alamo to begin at 4:30 A.M., March 6, but the complexity of moving, positioning, and coordinating an attack of nearly fifteen hundred men caused a delay. He may have intentionally pushed the time back so his men would benefit by some feeble daylight while entering the hostile compound.


The Mexican cannonade ceased during the evening of March 5 while the troops prepared to move into battle position. The Texans did not get a chance to rest with the respite in the shelling, working long into the night strengthening their defenses.


Travis had only settled into his bunk in the headquarters of the Alamo after making his rounds in the early morning hours when the post's adjutant, Captain John J. Baugh of Virginia, burst into the room. "Colonel Travis, the Mexicans are coming!" he yelled. The colonel bolted from his cot, grabbing his double-barreled shotgun and sword, and calling to his slave, Joe, to follow him. Joe, taking his own rifle, rushed with him into the dawn and the growing din of battle at the north wall.

It is not known where Crockett was stationed at this moment Scissors-32x32.pnghttp://www.commandposts.com/2013/03/march-6-1836-davy-crockett-and-the-fall-of-the-alamo/

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