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, delegates 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

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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