Ep. 10: The Road to the Alamo–February, 1836

Texas was in a state of confusion in February, 1836 and Santa Anna was on the march to quash the rebellion.  The government was split and the military command was in disarray.  But time was running out.  Learn how things stood in Texas 180 years ago this month as events started to concentrate around San Antonio de Bexar–and the Alamo.

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The Alamo in 1849, 13 years after the battle

 

 

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William B. Travis, drawn 3 months before the battle of the Alamo
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Alamo commander James C. Neill
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James Bowie
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David Crockett, of Tennessee
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Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, circa 1853

 

Ep. 9: The Davis-Coke Election and an Armed Standoff in the Capitol

Texas elections are always exciting but not all of them result in an armed standoff in the capitol between two Governors. The election of 1873 did! The Texas Supreme Court used a semicolon to cause the conflict and, change Texas history and end reconstruction! Learn more in Episode 9 of Wise About Texas.

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The Capitol building where the standoff occurred.
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The same capitol building on fire in 1881
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The infamous “Semicolon Court”

 

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Governor Richard Coke
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E.J. Davis in his union uniform.
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Davis adversary Gov. Andrew J. Hamilton