The Texas Revolution3

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The Texas Revolution: Remembering the Alamo: Myths and Mystery (Lecture 3) I. Last Stand: Famous Battles Against the Odds A. Thermopalae i. What happened in the movie 300 B. Waterloo C. The Alamo i. Most famous ii. Still being fought in the eyes of many iii. Assumed mythical status a month after the fall D. Camerone E. Little Big Horn i. Custard’s Last stand F. Arnheim’s Bridge II. Did Travis Draw a Line in the Sand? *** A. Largest of Alamo legends B. Started with speech by William Zuber – piece called Escape from the Alamo – 1873 Texas Almanac i. Wrote that when Travis realized that situation was hopeless – eve of final assault ii. Travis gathered command and drew line in dirt and asked that all stay with cross the line iii. All did but one man – Louis “Moses” Rose – went to east Texas a. Stayed in Zuber family cabin – knew Zuber’s father That is where Zuber heard the story – directly from Rose iv. Until Zuber – no one said that they left and no one heard of the story of Travis drawing the line C. Many believe that Zuber made the story up – verified by R.B. Blake i. Testimony in Nacogdoches court records
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2010 for the course HIST 320P taught by Professor Brown during the Fall '09 term at University of Texas.

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