The Alamo Flag Vexillology
To the People of Texas & All Americans in the World
"I am besieged by a thousand or more Mexicans under Santa Anna. I have sustained a continual bombardment for 24 hours and have not lost a man. The enemy has demanded surrender or the garrison will be put to the sword if the fort is taken. I have answered the demand with a cannon shot and our flag still waves proudly from the walls. I shall never surrender or retreat. I call on you in the name of liberty, patriotism and everything dear to the American character to come to our aid with all dispatch. The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily and 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 and die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor and that of his country — Victory or Death."
- LTC William Travis
Commander, Alamo Garrison
Battle of the Alamo, 24 February 1836
The Alamo's last stand echoes in eternity. What has remained a mystery is the flag 26 year old Lieutenant Colonel William Travis was referring to in his legendary call to arms. I created "The Alamo Flag" to finally offer a solution and honor the 213 Alamo Defenders that gave their last full measure of devotion. All profit goes to the development of the William Travis Memorial.
The Alamo Flag is a modern creation infused with history. Its’ design is a pastiche of the "Old Cannon Flag" (Come and Take It), which was conceived by Colonel John Henry Moore and designed by Evaline DeWitt using her daughter's wedding dress during the Battle of Gonzales. Its’ emblem is the terraced campanulate added to the Alamo ruins by the U.S. Army in 1850. Below the emblem is the "Remember the Alamo!" warcry uttered by Colonel Sidney Sherman (Commander of the 2nd Regiment, Texian Army) during the Battle of San Jacinto.
Lieutenant Thomas Marriott
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