|Photo Credit: Bambi Chicque of BamPu Legacies
The next day Crockett simply writes, "March 5th Pop, pop, pop! Bom, bom, bom throughout the day. No time for memorandums now, Go ahead! Liberty and Independence forever." Before daybreak on the 6th of March the citadel of the Alamo was assaulted by the whole Mexican army, then numbering about three thousand men. Santa Anna in person commanded. The assailants swarmed over the works and into the fortress. The battle was fought with the utmost desperation until daylight. Six only of the garrison then remained alive. (Source: David Crockett, John Stevens Cabot Abbott, Laura Mead, 1902,p.349) Learn more here
|David Crockett Museum in downtown Lawrenceburg, Tennessee|
David Crockett moved to Lawrence County around 1817 and served as a justice of the peace, a colonel of the militia and as a state representative.
Look at my arms you will find no party hand cuff on them. Look at my neck you will not find there any collar with the engraving: MY DOG ANDREW JACKSON." But you will find me standing up to my rack as the people's faithful representative and the public's most obedient very humble servant. DAVID CROCKETT (Source: A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett, of the State of Tennessee, Davy Crockett, Thomas Chilton, Carey, Hart & CO, Baltimore, 1834, p.211)
|Crockett Tavern in East Tennessee|
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I leave this rule for others when I am dead. Be always sure you're right, then go ahead! The Author (David Crocket: A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett, of the State of Tennessee, Davy Crockett, Thomas Chilton, Carey, Hart & CO, Baltimore, 1834)