March 6, 1836: Victory in Death




Thermopylae had her messenger of defeat-the Alamo had none.
Thomas Jefferson Green



One hundred and eighty-five years ago the Alamo fell.  The defenders had achieved victory in death, giving thirteen precious days in which Texan independence was declared and Sam Houston appointed by the Texas Constitutional Convention as Commander-in-Chief of the Texan Army, which at that time consisted of a few hundred raw recruits.  The Alamo defenders inflicted some 600 killed and wounded on the 1800 man force of Dictator Santa Anna.  Word of the Alamo spread throughout Texas, convincing each man that this was a fight to the end, and that the cry “give me liberty or give me death” were what they were facing. (more…)

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Something for the weekend.  Spring from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons.  The weather has been somewhat Spring like in Central Illinois this week.  Probably just Winter lulling us into a false sense of security, but the Sons of Adam and the Daughters of Eve should always err on the side of optimism as we wend our way through this Vale of Tears.




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