February 23, 1836, Santa Anna Arrives

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The die was cast, I suppose, long before Santa Anna’s troops rumbled into San Antonio.

Inside the Alamo were 189 men who at this point still believed reinforcements would come to their aid, were, in fact, already speeding their way. The powers that be had ignored the suggestion from Sam Houston that the mission should be abandoned, instead seeing their stand to be a stand against tyranny.

Sooo….on the evening of February 23, Santa Anna’s army arrived in San Antonio, Texas, posting their bright red flag…the flag of no quarter.

Upon Travis’ command, the men in the Alamo greeted them with a cannon blast. The siege had begun.

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Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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