Donald R. McClarey

The Heroes of the Alamo

Thermopylae had her messenger of defeat-the Alamo had none. Thomas Jefferson Green   One hundred and eighty-two years ago the Alamo fell.  The defenders had achieved victory in death, giving thirteen precious days in which Texan independence was declared and

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Donald R. McClarey

March 6, 1836: Victory in Death

Thermopylae had her messenger of defeat-the Alamo had none. Thomas Jefferson Green   One hundred and eighty-two years ago the Alamo fell.  The defenders had achieved victory in death, giving thirteen precious days in which Texan independence was declared and

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March 2, 1836: Texas Declaration of Independence

  Four days before the fall of the Alamo on March 6, 1836, the people of Texas in Convention assembled proclaimed the independence of the Republic of Texas.  Surely few such proclamations have been issued in more dire straits.  Texas

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