Thursday, March 05, 2020

On This Day

On this day, in 1836, by all accounts, shortly before dark, Santa Anna ceased the harassing fire that had plagued the defenders of the Alamo for the past twelve days.  The Texian defenders in the mission had been nearly sleepless for twelve days.

The attack would come shorty before daylight.  Santa Anna planned that the defenders would fall into a deep sleep and would be hard to wake when he threw his assault force at the walls of the fort. 

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