We are getting close to the 'High Holy Days,' or 'Advent Season' of Texas History. I thought I'd begin posting items relating to the battle for independence.
This first item is a photo of William B. Travis's home in Alabama. It is now located in Claiborne but was originally constructed in Perdue Hill. I wonder how many people know Travis was 26-years old when he died at the Alamo?
Of course, I'm jumping the gun a little bit. Ben Milam led the capture of San Antonio in November 1835, which resulted in the Texians' occupation of the Alamo. Click here to read a rather lengthy account of the Battle of Bexar, but worth reading if you have the time. It was written in 1843 by Herman Ehrenberg, a participant in the conflict.