Bonus Episode: Dawn at the Alamo, March 6, 1836

180 years ago today, March 6, 1836 the final assault on the Alamo began. Wise About Texas pays tribute to the fallen in this bonus episode.


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3 comments on “Bonus Episode: Dawn at the Alamo, March 6, 1836

  1. Jeff Taylor says:

    I have very much enjoyed your podcasts about the Texas revolution and anything about the battle at the Alamo. I am 63 years old and at the young age of 8 I read my first book about the Alamo. Since then I have read everything I could get my hands on about the Alamo. I have three questions that I would appreciate your take on. At the beginning and end of this bonus episode there is heard the sounds of the deguello. I have spent many hours trying to find out and listen to the notes of the definitive “deguello”. What did the deguello really sound like, question number one? Number two, the funeral pyres were located on either side of the alameda somewhere south of the Alamo. Do we have a modern day location for them? And number three, the little plaque on the remains that repose in the San Fernando church identifies them as belonging to Travis, Bowie, and Crockett. Do we really know that to be the case? I understand that we may never know the answers to all questions because of the passage of time. I really appreciated how you treated the line in the sand. I would love to hear what you know about these questions. Respectfully,

    1. Ken Wise says:

      Here’s a link to a version of Deguello: As far as the funeral pyres, they were near or around the old Joske’s building on the corner of Commerce and Alamo (we think). Won’t ever know for sure. Same for the remains.

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