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Dawn, March 6, 1836, Siege of the Alamo – Day 13
Conservative Treehouse, by Elvis Chupacabra

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Posted By:StormCnter, 3/6/2018 6:04:30 AM

The old timers said that a dry, chill wind was blowing out of the northwest, right from the heart of the Commancheria, that dawn of March 6, 1836. It ripped the palls of black smoke billowing from the old Alamo mission into ragged tendrils and hurled them away, as if trying to clear the air of the sickly sweet smell of burning flesh and the acrid stench of gunpowder. By the time the sun broke above the horizon and cast a golden light over the old mission-turned-fortress, gunshots still sporadically rent the air, but the main sound was that of

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This is the best recount of why we honor this day in Texas that I was able to locate this morning.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 3/6/2018 7:41:51 AM     (No. 11563622)

Thanks
I just forwarded it to everyone

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Reply 2 - Posted by: 1976Ag, 3/6/2018 7:49:02 AM     (No. 11563633)

Since Santa Ana had the duguelo sounded meaning no quarter I don´t think that many Texicans tried to surrender. I have always held the testimony of the Mexicans in question. Don´t let the illegals and other Mexicans try to deceive. There were many Hispanics that fought for Texas. Santa Ana had dismantled the Mexican Constitution of 1824 and declared himself dictator for life. He took away the rights if citizens much like the libs want to do to us now. That was motivation enough to stand up and fight.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Loosecannon, 3/6/2018 8:03:45 AM     (No. 11563640)

Terrific post well worth reading.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Historybuff, 3/6/2018 8:20:40 AM     (No. 11563665)

If only they had offered Santa Ana amnesty, none of this would have happened. /S

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lifelonghuman, 3/6/2018 8:52:00 AM     (No. 11563689)

"...sickly sweet smell of burning flesh."

NOT!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: texaspast, 3/6/2018 9:12:06 AM     (No. 11563715)

Right, #5.
Remeber the Alamo. I had no forebears there, but I had a g-g-g-grandfather at San Jacinto. God Bless Texas.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: jjs, 3/6/2018 9:34:55 AM     (No. 11563743)

I live in Waco Texas, God Bless the great state.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Highlander, 3/6/2018 9:38:16 AM     (No. 11563746)

Great article. The nom de plume got my attention. After reading this, I understand why.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: another_clinton, 3/6/2018 9:40:26 AM     (No. 11563752)

"Let the old men tell the story
Let the legend grow and grow
´Bout the thirteen days of glory
at the seige of Alamo.
Lift the tattered banners proudly
While the eyes of Texas shine
Let the fort that was a mission
Be an everlasting shrine.
Once they fought to give us freedom
That is all we need to know
´Bout the thirteen days of glory
At the seige of Alamo.
Now the bugles are silent
And theres rust on each sword.
But this small band of soldiers
Lie asleep in the arms of the Lord" |

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Italiano, 3/6/2018 9:46:02 AM     (No. 11563759)

We visited the Alamo a few years ago. I was surprised at how small it was.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Felixcat, 3/6/2018 10:43:34 AM     (No. 11563813)

Some might find this book interesting as not only does it describe the events leading up to the siege but also how history discovered the Alamo decades later.

A Line In The Sand - The Alamo In Blood And Memory By Randy Roberts And James S. Olson

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Reply 12 - Posted by: StormCnter, 3/6/2018 12:02:43 PM     (No. 11563911)

#2 mentioned El Degüello which was Santa Ana´s message to the occupants of the Alamo. There is some disagreement as to whether the "no quarter" was played, but I believe. The most familiar rendition is Dimitri Tiomkin´s music from John Wayne´s "Alamo". That isn´t authentic, of course, but was purportedly built on the Mexican bugle call.

Here is the Mexican bugle call.
https://www.pond5.com/stock-music/32848021/deguello-bugle-call.html#1

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Reply 13 - Posted by: dvc, 3/6/2018 1:20:37 PM     (No. 11563998)

More reason to want those damned Mexican illegals deported.

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