Alamo letter to return to site of battle

Alamo letter to return to site of battle

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The famous "Victory or Death" letter written during the siege of the Alamo will return to the battle site next week.

The commander of Texas forces at the Alamo Lieutenant Colonel William Barrett Travis wrote the letter on the second day of the battle.

In the letter, Travis declared that he and his troops would not surrender, preferring to accept only victory or death.

For the first time ever, the famous letter will be on display at the Alamo in San Antonio. Its current home is the Texas Archives.

"You do step back and think about the history and context and that really gives it a lot of meaning," document conservator Sarah Norris said. "It's a very unique document for Texans."

The letter will be transported to the Alamo next Friday by police escort. It will be on display between Saturday February 23 and March 7.

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