Monday, November 11, 2013

"THERMOPYLAE HAD ITS MESSENGER OF DEFEAT: THE ALAMO HAD NONE!"

http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth3612/m1/1/med_res/

                                                                Re-post from 2002

                        Quote from one of Dixie's homeschool books, David Crockett, Scout. BT)

1. "Slavery was banned in Mexico, but Mexico did allow indentured servitude. White slave owners who moved to Texas simply declared their slaves as 'indentured servants.'

Texan colonists were legally citizens of Mexico. To get a land grant, one had to renounce American citizenship and promise to become a Catholic, the official religion of Mexico.

Santa Anna suspended the Constitution and tried to disarm the Texans, much as King George had the original 13 colonies. The war of Texas Independence had nothing whatsoever to do with slavery."

Helaina

2. THE HEROS OF THE ALAMO

Abamillo, Juan...San Antonio, Texas, USA
Allen, R. ...Unknown
Andross, Miles DeForest...unknown
Autry, Micajah...North Carolina, USA, known descendent, Sara Greer
Badillo, Juan A....San Antonio, Texas, USA
Bailey, Peter James...Kentucky, USA
Baker, Isaac G....Arkansas, USA
Baker, William Charles M....Kentucky, USA
Ballentine, John J....unknown
Ballentine, Robert W....Scotland
Baugh, John J....Virginia, USA
Bayliss, Joseph...Tennessee, USA
Blair, John ...Tennessee, USA
Blair, Samuel B....Tennessee, USA
Blazeby, William...England
Bonham, James Butler...South Carolina, USA
Bourne, Daniel...England
Bowie, James...Tennessee, USA
Bowman, Jesse B....unknown
Brown, George...England
Brown, James...Pennsylvania, USA
Brown, Robert...unknown
Buchanan, James...Alabama, USA
Burns, Samuel E....Ireland
Butler, George D....Missouri, USA
Campbell, Robert ...Tennessee, USA
Cane, John...Pennsylvania, USA
Carey, William R....Maryland, USA
Clark, Charles Henry...Missouri, USA
Clark, M.B....unknown
Cloud, Daniel William...Kentucky, USA
Cochran, Robert E....New Jersey, USA
Cottle, George Washington...Tennessee, USA
Courtman, Henry ...Germany
Crawford, Lemuel...South Carolina, USA
Crockett, David...Tennessee, USA
Crossman , Robert...Massachusetts, USA
Cummings, David P....Pennsylvania, USA
Cunningham, Robert...New York, USA
Darst, Jacob C....Kentucky, USA
Davis, John...Kentucky, USA
Day, Freeman H.K....unknown
Day, Jerry C....Missouri, USA
Daymon, Squire...Tennessee, USA
Dearduff, William...Tennessee, USA
Dennison, Stephen...England
Despallier, Charles...Louisiana, USA
Dickinson, Almaron...Tennessee, USA
Dillard, John H....Tennessee, USA
Dimpkins, James R....Tennessee, USA
Duel, Lewis...New York, USA
Duvalt, Andrew ...Ireland
Espalier, Carlos...San Antonio, Texas, USA
Esparza, Gregorio...San Antonio, Texas, USA
Evans, Robert...Ireland
Evans, Samuel B....Kentucky, USA
Ewing, James I....Tennessee, USA
Fishbaugh, William...Alabama, USA
Flanders, John ...Massachusetts, USA
Floyd, Dolphin Ward...North Carolina, USA
Forsyth, John Hubbard...New York, USA
Fuentes, Antonio...San Antonio, Texas, USA
Fuqua, Galva ...Gonzales, Texas, USA
Furtleroy, William H....Kentucky, USA
Garnett, William...Tennessee, USA
Garrand, James W....Louisiana, USA
Garrett, James Girard...Tennessee, USA
Garvin, John E....unknown
Gaston, John E....Kentucky, USA
George, James ...unknown
Goodrich, John Calvin...Tennessee, USA
Grimes, Albert Calvin...Georgia, USA
Guerrero, Jose Maria...Laredo, Texas, USA
Gwynne, James C....England
Hannum, James...unknown
Harris, John...Kentucky, USA
Harrison, Andrew Jackson...unknown
Harrison, William B....Ohio, USA
Haskell, Charles M....Tennessee, USA
Hawkins, Joseph B....Ireland
Hays, John M....Tennessee, USA
Herndon, Patrick Henry...Virginia, USA
Hersee, William D....New York, USA
Holland, Tapley...unknown
Holloway, Samuel...Pennsylvania, USA
Howell, William D....Massachusetts, USA
Jackson, William Daniel...Ireland
Jackson, Thomas...Kentucky, USA
Jameson, Green B....Kentucky, USA
Jennings, Gordon C....Connecticut, USA
Johnson, Lewis...Wales
Johnson, William...Pennsylvania, USA
Jones, John...New York, USA
Kellog, Johnnie...unknown
Kenney, James...Virginia, USA
Kent, Andrew...Kentucky, USA
Kerr, Joseph...Louisiana, USA
Kimbell, George C....New York, USA
King, William P....unknown
Lewis, William Irvine...Virginia, USA
Lightfoot, William J....Virginia, USA
Lindley, Jonathan L. ...Illinois, USA
Linn, William...Massachusetts, USA
Losoya, Toribio D....San Antonio, Texas, USA
Main, George Washington...Virginia, USA
Malone, William T....Georgia, USA
Marshall, William T....Tennessee, USA
Martin, Albert...Tennessee, USA
McCafferty, Edward...unknown
McCoy, Jesse...unknown
McDowell, William...Pennsylvania, USA
McGee, James...Ireland
McGregor, John...Scotland
McKinney, Robert...Ireland
Melton, Eliel...Georgia, USA
Miller, Thomas R....Virginia, USA
Mills, William...Tennessee, USA
Millsaps, Isaac...Mississippi, USA
Mitchusson, Edward F....Virginia, USA
Mitchell, Edwin T....Georgia, USA
Mitchell, Napoleon B....unknown
Moore, Robert B....Virginia, USA
Moore, Willis...Mississippi, USA
Musselman, Robert...Ohio, USA
Nava, Andres...San Antonio, Texas, USA
Neggan, George...South Carolina, USA
Nelson, Andrew M....Tennessee, USA
Nelson, Edward...South Carolina, USA
Nelson, George...South Carolina, USA
Northcross, James...Virginia, USA
Nowlan, James...Ireland
Pagan, George...Mississippi, USA
Parker, Christopher...Mississippi, USA
Parks, William...unknown
Perry, Richardson...Texas, USA
Pollard, Amos...Massachusetts, USA
Reynolds, John Purdy...Pennsylvania, USA
Roberts, Thomas H....unknown
Robinson, Isaac...Scotland
Robertson, James...Tennessee, USA
Rose, James M....Virginia, USA
Rusk, Jackson J....Ireland
Rutherford, Joseph...Kentucky, USA
Ryan, Isaac...Louisiana, USA
Scurlock, Mial...North Carolina, USA
Sewell, Marcus L....England
Shield, Manson...Georgia, USA
Simmons, Cleveland Kinlock...South Carolina, USA
Smith, Andrew H....Tennessee, USA
Smith, Charles S....Maryland, USA
Smith, Joshua G....North Carolina, USA
Smith, William H....unknown
Starr, Richard...England
Stewart, James E....England
Stockton, Richard L....Virginia, USA
Summerlin, A. Spain...Tennessee, USA
Summers, William E....Tennessee, USA
Sutherland, William D. ...Alabama, USA
Taylor, Edward...unknown
Taylor, George...unknown
Taylor, James...unknown
Taylor, William...Tennessee, USA
Thomas, B. Archer M....Kentucky, USA
Thomas, Henry ...Germany
Thompson, Jesse G....Arkansas, USA
Thompson, John W....North Carolina, USA
Thruston, John M....Pennsylvania, USA
Trammel, Burke...Ireland
Travis, William Barret...South Carolina, USA
Tumlinson, George W. ...Missouri, USA
Tylee, James...New York, USA
Unknown, John (Negro)...unknown
Walker, Asa...unknown
Walker, Jacob...unknown
Ward, William B....Ireland
Warnell, Henry...Arkansas, USA
Washington, Joseph G....Tennessee, USA
Waters, Thomas...England
Wells, William...Georgia, USA
White, Isaac...Kentucky, USA
White, Robert...unknown
Williamson, Hiram J....Pennsylvania, USA
Wills, William...unknown
Wilson, David L....Scotland
Wilson, John ...Pennsylvania, USA
Wolfe, Anthony...England
Wright, Claiborne...North Carolina, USA
Zanco, Charles...Denmark

3. "If they overpower us, we fall a sacrifice at the shrine of our country, and we hope posterity and our country will do our memory justice."

Colonel William Barrett Travis, The Alamo - February 25, 1836

A Tribute to the Alamo Garrison
By Donna Trammell Mathis,
descendant of Burke Trammell, Alamo Defender

Rise up ye stealthy warriors
And yield your hatchets high
For the enemy is upon us
And they are drawing nigh.
Man the cannon, load your pistols
And shoot your trusty guns
For the enemy is upon us
And we will never run.
The battle is determined
But we will not retreat
For the enemy is upon us
And we know not defeat.
The deed is done our fate is sealed
We take our final breath
For the enemy is upon us
Shout! Victory or Death!

Texan War For Independence

4 comments:

  1. If I may be so presumptuous, here is a link to my homemade amateur video recording of ME (!) performing, "BALLAD OF THE ALAMO".

    So far as I'm aware, I'm probably the ONLY person who sings ALL of the verses to that song.

    These are the lyrics that I sing:

    "BALLAD OF THE ALAMO"

    Lyrics By: PAUL FRANCIS WEBSTER
    Music By: DIMITRI TIOMKIN

    In the southern part of Texas,
    In the town of San Antone,
    There's a fortress all in ruins
    That the weeds have overgrown.
    You may look in vain for crosses
    And you'll never see a one,
    But sometimes between the setting
    And the rising of the sun,
    You can hear a ghostly bugle
    As the men go marching by.
    You can hear them as they answer
    To that roll call in the sky:
    Colonel Travis, Davy Crockett
    And a hundred and eighty more;
    Captain Dickenson, Jim Bowie,
    Present and accounted for.
    Back in 1836,
    Houston said to Travis:
    "Get some volunteers and go
    Fortify the Alamo."
    Well, the men came from Texas
    And from old Tennessee,
    And they joined up with Travis
    Just to fight for the right to be free.
    Indian scouts with squirrel guns,
    Men with muzzle loaders,
    Stood together heel and toe
    To defend the Alamo.
    "You may ne'er see your loved ones,"
    Travis told them that day.
    "Those that want to can leave now.
    Those who'll fight to the death,
    Let 'em stay."
    In the sand, he drew a line
    With his army sabre.
    Out of a hundred and eighty five,
    Not a soldier crossed the line.
    With his banners a-dancing
    In the dawn's golden light,
    Santa Anna came prancing
    On a horse that was black
    As the night.
    Sent an officer to tell
    Travis to surrender.
    Travis answered with a shell
    And a rousing Rebel yell.
    Santa Anna turned scarlet,
    "Play Deguello," he roared.
    "I will show them no quarter.
    Everyone will be put to the sword."
    One hundred and eighty five
    Holding back five thousand.
    Five days, six days, eight days, ten;
    Travis held and held again.
    Then he sent for replacements
    For his wounded and lame,
    But the troops that were coming
    Never came, never came, never came.
    Twice he charged, then blew recall.
    On the fatal third time,
    Santa Anna breached the wall
    And he killed them, one and all.
    Now the bugles are silent
    And there's rust on each sword,
    And the small band of soldiers
    Lie asleep in the arms of the Lord.
    In the southern part of Texas,
    Near the town of San Antone,
    Like a statue on his pinto,
    Rides a cowboy all alone.
    As he gazes at the cattle
    Where a century before,
    Santa Anna's men were marching
    And the cannon used to roar.
    And his eyes turn sort of misty,
    And his heart begins to glow,
    And he takes his hat off slowly
    To the men of Alamo.
    To the thirteen days of glory
    At the seige of Alamo.
    Let the old men tell the story
    Let the legend grow and grow
    Of the thirteen days of glory
    At the seige of Alamo.
    Raise the tattered banners proudly
    As the eyes of Texas shine.
    Let the fort that was a mission
    Be an everlasting shrine.
    For they fought to give us freedom.
    That is all we need to know
    Of the thirteen days of glory
    At the siege of Alamo.
    Now, the bugles are silent
    And there's rust on each sword,
    And the small band of soldiers
    Lie asleep in the arms of the Lord.

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  2. My maternal grandmother's family were some of those American settlers that came to Texas from the South when Mexico still claimed it. The Alamo is one of my favorite battlefield haunts.
    Miss Violet

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    1. It's been many a moon since I went. Would like to return.

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