Santa Ana receives word of Col. Fannin’s march to the Alamo’s relief with his forces from Goliad.
The morale of the Alamo garrison is high. According to Susanna Dickinson’s account, David Crockett took up a fiddle and challenged John McGregor, a Scot with bagpipes, to a contest of instruments.
At the siege of Alamo David Crockett and his Tennessee Mounted Volunteers were busy with their rifles. The Mexican Captain Rafael Soldana later wrote: “A tall man, with flowing hair, was seen firing from the same place on the parapet during the entire siege. He wore a buckskin suit and a cap all of a pattern entirely different from those worn by his comrades. The man would kneel or lie down behind the low parapet, rest his long gun and fire, and we all learned to keep at a good distance when he was seen to make ready to shoot. He rarely missed his mark, and when he fired he always rose to his feet and calmly reloaded his gun seemingly indifferent to the shots fired by our men. He had a strong, resonant voice and often railed at us, but as we did not understand English we could not comprehend the import of his words further that that they were defiant. This man I later learned was known as “Kwockey”.
Remember the Alamo
Note: Tomorrow will be a double post as it was Leap Year in 1836