On Friday, February 22, the famous letter written by William Travis during the battle of the Alamo was returned to the place where it was written for the first time. Travis’ appeal for more troops will be on display at the Alamo February 23rd – March 7th to celebrate the 177th anniversary of the siege and battle.
You can listen to the Travis Letter read by Governor Rick Perry as part of our Voices of Texas History project. Go to http://www.tsl.texas.gov/voices/perry.html and click on “Listen (MP3 file).”
The return of the Travis Letter to the Alamo is a joint project between the Texas State Archives and Library Commission, the Texas General Land Office, and the Alamo.
For more information about the Battle of the Alamo read:
BLOOD OF HEROES: THE THIRTEEN-DAY STRUGGLE FOR THE ALAMO–AND THE SACRIFICE THAT FORGED A NATION
DONOVAN, JIM, 1954- Original Date: 2012
Chronicles Texas’s struggle for independence from Mexico. Describes the events that culminated in the March 1836 massacre, led by General Santa Anna, at the dilapidated mission called the Alamo. Discusses the aftermath and consequences of the attack. 2012.
For more information about the return of the Travis Letter see: http://www.travisletter.com/