Saturday, March 05, 2011

175 years ago today–the line in the sand

alamo-movieFacebook friend Neil Burrell has a running day-by-day commentary on the 175th anniversary of the siege of the Alamo.

Today’s entry:

Day 12, March 5: Col Travis drew his famous line in the sand asking those willing to die defending the Alamo to cross over. Everyone crossed over except Louis Rose, a mercenary and Napoleon veteran who stated that he was not ready to die.
Even James Bowie was carried over as he lay in his cot. Cannonading continued all day.

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