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1809, Aug 11829-18361836, Mar 6
a 19th-century American lawyer and soldier. At the age of 26, he was a lieutenant colonel in the Texas Army. He died at the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution. Travis County and Travis Park were named after him for being the commander of the Republic of Texas at the Battle of the Alamo.
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06/29/1835-Texan William B. Travis prepares for war with Mexico
02/24/1836-Texan Colonel William B. Travis sends a call for help to defend the Alamo
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If my countrymen do not rally to my relief, I am determined to perish in defense of this place.
The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise, the garrison are to be put to the sword if the fort is taken. I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, and our flag still waves proudly from the walls. I shall never surrender or retreat... I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible and die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor and that of his country. Victory or Death.
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