William Barret Travis penned the famous “Victory or Death” letter “To The People of Texas and All Americans In The World — February 24, 1836” while the military contingent he was commanding was under siege by Santa Anna. On March 3, 1836, Colonel Travis scribed his last known letter, before the fall of the Alamo, addressed to David Ayers.
“Take care of my little boy. If the country should be saved, I may make for him a splendid fortune; but if the country be lost and I should perish, he will have nothing but the proud recollection that he is the son of a man who died for his country.”
On the morning of March 6, 1836, the twenty-six year old Colonel died at his post on the cannon platform at the northeast corner of the fortress Alamo. For many years the sacrifices of those brave men were remembered by the call to “Remember the Alamo”. Today the Alamo is forgotten and its history is being rewritten.