The Alamo Puzzle


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Commandancy of the Alamo--
  Bexar, Feby. 24th 1836--
          To the People of Texas & all Americans in the world--
       Fellow Citizens & Compatriots
   I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa
Anna -- I have sustained a continual Bombardment & cannonade for
24 hours & have not lost a man -- The enemy has demanded a sur-
render at discretion, otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword,
if the fort is taken -- I have answered the demand with a cannon
shot, & our flag still waves proudly from the walls -- I shall never
surrender or retreat.  Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of
patriotism & everything dear to the American Character, to come
to our aid, with all dispatch -- The enemy is receiving reinforcements
daily & will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or 
five days.  If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself
as long as possible & die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to
his own honor & that of his country --

                                                      Victory or Death.
                                                  William Barret Travis
                                                        Lt. Col. Comdt

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