1836 :  THE  MEXICAN  SOLDIER’S  VIEWJose Juan Sanchez-Navarro, who participated in the battle, made this sketch of the Alamo compound. The church itself is on the right but is obscured in this view by the fortress walls. Courtesy of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library

1836 : THE MEXICAN SOLDIER’S VIEWJose Juan Sanchez-Navarro, who participated in the battle, made this sketch of the Alamo compound. The church itself is on the right but is obscured in this view by the fortress walls. Courtesy of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library

March 2, 1863 the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed. It was quickly drafted by George C. Childress, Edward Conrad, James Gaines, Bailey Hardeman, and Collin McKinney. The battle at the Alamo was already taking place during this time. Fifty-nine delegates signed this document to separate from Mexico and become the Republic of Texas.

March 2, 1863 the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed. It was quickly drafted by George C. Childress, Edward Conrad, James Gaines, Bailey Hardeman, and Collin McKinney. The battle at the Alamo was already taking place during this time. Fifty-nine delegates signed this document to separate from Mexico and become the Republic of Texas.

The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.  I would like to think the defenders of the Alamo, after having completed their defense of liberty in Texas, simply stepped through an open door and into the Light of Freedom.   Picture courtesy of Texas Highways Magazine.

The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. I would like to think the defenders of the Alamo, after having completed their defense of liberty in Texas, simply stepped through an open door and into the Light of Freedom. Picture courtesy of Texas Highways Magazine.

The ashes of Crockett, Bowie and Travis entombed in the Alamo, San Antonio, TX The siege Feb. 23-March 6, 1836, 13 days of Glory!

The ashes of Crockett, Bowie and Travis entombed in the Alamo, San Antonio, TX The siege Feb. 23-March 6, 1836, 13 days of Glory!

Mar. 6, 1836. Davy Crockett, James Bowie, Col. William Travis and 184 Texas soldiers are wiped out as the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, falls into the hands of the Mexican Army.

Mar. 6, 1836. Davy Crockett, James Bowie, Col. William Travis and 184 Texas soldiers are wiped out as the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, falls into the hands of the Mexican Army.

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