Ep. 12: The Alamo Survivors

180 years ago, every Alamo defender lost his life.  But not everyone who was in the Alamo died.  Learn some stories of the folks who survived the battle and a little about the effect of the defeat on the government of the young Republic of Texas.

 

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Angelina Dickinson, the “Babe of the Alamo”
enrique espaarza
Enrique Esparza was 8 years old at the time of the battle.
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A drawing of Travis’ servant Joe identifying bodies for Santa Anna
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Susanna Dickinson, perhaps the most famous Alamo survivor

Episode 11: The Siege of the Alamo

180 years ago, the Mexican army surrounded the Alamo.  For 13 days, the defenders worked on the fortifications, sheltered some townspeople, entreated their fledgling government for food and supplies, and plead for reinforcements.  Learn who took shelter in the Alamo and follow the course of the siege through the letters of the garrison commander William Barrett Travis, including one of the most stirring and inspirational letters in world history.