William Barret Travis

William Barret Travis (HMRSP)

Location: Johnston, SC 29832 Saluda County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 54.9', W 81° 48.8'

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Lt. Col., Comdt.

[Column Inscription]
Commandancy of the Alamo -
Bexar, Feby. 24th, 1836-
To the people of Texas & all Americans in the world.

Fellow Citizens & Compatriots -
I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna — I have sustained a continual bombardment & cannonade for 24 hours and have not lost a man — 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 & our flas still waves proudly from the walls - I shall never surrender or retreat. Then I call on you in the name of Liberty, of Patriotism & everything dear to the American character to come to our aid with all dispatch — the enemy is receiving reinforcements daily & will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days. If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible & die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his country —
Victory or Death
William Barret Travis
Lt. Col., Comdt.

P.S. The Lord is on our side — when the enemy appeared in sight we had not three bushels of corn. We have since found in deserted houses 80 or so bushels & got into the walls 20 or 30 head of beeves —

[Base Inscription]:
The birthplace and boyhood home of Colonel William Barret Travis defender and commander of the Alamo, once stood a short distance east of this marker.
Placed BySons of the Republic of Texas, Old Edgefield District Archives, and Saluda County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 8:32pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 424814 N 3753029
Decimal Degrees33.91500000, -81.81333333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 54.9', W 81° 48.8'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 54' 54.00" N, 81° 48' 48.00" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 246-298 State Rd S-41-37, Johnston SC 29832, US
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