13 DAYS OF OF THE SIEGE OF THE ALAMO

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  • FIRST DAY

    Genaral Santa Anna arrived in San Antonio that afternoon with front part of his army. A blood with red banner was raised at the top of the bell tower of San Fernando Church, to be important of that no prisoners would be taken. Colonel William B. Travis ordered a cannon fired in response. The Mexican soldiers fired back and the siege of the Alamo had begun. It was to last 13 days
  • SECOND DAY

    Very sick and ill,Colonel James Bowie turned over command of the volunteers to Colonel Travis.Travis sent captian Albert Martin to Gonzales with a letter adressed"To the people of Texas and all Americans in the world."
  • THIRD DAY

    A messenger reached Colonel James Fannin at Goliad. In San Antonio, Santa Anna moved his batteries closer to the walls. A strong norther blew in that night around 9:00 P.M.
  • FOURTH DAY

    A small fight occurred east of the fort when a group of Texans, who had left the Alamo to gather wood, encounted Mexican troops. The Mexican army tried to cut the Alamo's water supply.
  • FIFTH DAY

    James Butler Bonham left the Alamo headed for Goliad and Gonzales. Back at the Alamo, night time activity by the Mexican army kept the Texans on alert, allowing them very little sleep.
  • SIXTH DAY

    Colonel Fannin left Goliad at the head of a relief column that turned back after only traveling a short distance. Mexican artillery fire fell in and around the Alamo throuout the day
  • SEVENTH DAY

    Santa Ana's men with guns and artillery moved closer to the Alamo's walls. The Mexican inspected his troops. The Gonzales Ranging Company left that town determined to reinforce the Alamo. 1836 was a Leap Year)
  • EIGHTH DAY

    The Gonzales Ranging Company arrived at the Alamo at 3:00 a.m. raising hopes that others would soon follow. Texans fired two cannon shots at the house on Main Plaza occupied by Santa Anna. One shot hit the house, but he was unharmed.
  • NINTH DAY

    Heavy Mexican artillery attacking continued. Inside the Alamo,the defenders were unaware that delagates meeting at Washington-on-the-Brazos had signed the Texas Declaration of Independence.
  • TENTH DAY

    James Butler Bonham returned from Goliad to report that Colonel Fannin was not coming to the Alamo's aid.
  • ELEVENTH DAY

    Mexican cannonading started early and continued all day.
  • TWELFTH DAY

    According to a popular legend, Colonel Travis drew a line on the ground with his sword and then asked those willing ot stay and fight to cross over and join him. The Mexican bombardment ended at 10:00 p.m.
  • THIRTEENTH DAY

    1:00 The weary Texans slept while the mexican troops moved into positions.
    2:00 Santa Anna and Colonel Juan N. dicussed the battle plans.

    3:00 The Mexican troops were still moving into positions.
    4:00 The troops, now in position, laid on the ground silence.
    5:00 Santa Anna gave the signal to advance just after 5 a.m. Four columns of Mexican troops on the Alamo. Casualties on both sides mounted during the intense fighting. The troops scaled the north wall and poured into the compound.
  • 2 PART THIRTEENTH DAY

    The fighting moved to the long barrack, low barrack, and former church. 6:30 THE ALAMO HAD FALLEN.
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    13 DAYS OF THE SIEGE OF THE ALAMO