February 28-29, 1836, In The Alamo

alamo-300x225Sunday, February 28, 1836, marked the sixth day of the siege, and it was a tired group of men inside the old walls of the Alamo. The Mexicans kept the cannons hot all day while Crocket played the fiddle to help keep up spirits.

I’m not sure just what the men inside the Alamo on February 28-29, 1836, knew, remembered, or cared; however, elsewhere in Texas,┬ádelegates were traveling toward Washington-on-the-Brazos, ready to attend the Convention of 1836, set to begin on March 1.

The major issue on the agenda was, of course, whether Texas would declare its independence from Mexico or uphold the Constitution of the United Mexican States of 1824.

Somehow, I feel sure that those trapped inside the Alamo believed that the decision had already been made.

According to Timothy and Terry Todish, by February 29, the Mexicans were closing in, moving ever closer to the walls of the Alamo.

About Fredda Jones

From the time I was just a child, I could lose myself on my grandparents' sprawling front porch, curled up in their porch swing. With the scent of roses in the air and the flutter of the flag in the breeze, I was protected, free to think little-girl thoughts and build little-girl castles in the air. Add a friend to the swing, and we could solve each and every one of our little-girl problems from that old swing. Today, I still find that there is nothing quite like a porch swing and a good friend for restoring order to an otherwise chaotic world. So grab a cup of coffee and come on over, join me in the swing, and let's talk it over.
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