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Travis, William B. to the citizens of Texas: "Victory Or death" [Alamo]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03230.02 Author/Creator: Travis, William B. Place Written: San Felipe de Austin, Texas Type: Broadsides Date: 28 February 1836 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Travis' broadside reprints his appeal for reinforcements at the Alamo. Streeter Texas 48: 132-32A, 145, 148.


Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Alamo, Latin and South America, Texas, Battle, American West, Military History, Militia, Recruitment, Global History and US Foreign Policy, Global History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: Age of Jackson