William Barret Travis ( 9 de agosto de 1809 - 6 de marzo de 1836) fue un abogado estadounidense y militar durante el s. XIX. A los 26 fue teniente coronel en la organización Ejército tejano comandando las fuerzas de la República de Texas. Falleció en la batalla del Álamo durante la revolución texana en la República de México. Vida familiar
William Barret " Buck " Travis (August 1, 1809 – March 6, 1836) was a 19th-century American lawyer and soldier. At the age of 26, he was a lieutenant colonel in the Texas Army. He died at the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution.
William Barret. Abogado, Masón, Comandante de Texas en la batalla de El Álamo . Sumario 1 Síntesis biográfica 1.1 Acciones Militares 1.2 Muerte 2 Fuentes Síntesis biográfica Comandante de Texas, era el mayor de once hijos de Marcos y Jemima (Stallworth) Travis.
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- William Barret Travis
- 6 de marzo de 1836.Texas
- Early Life
- Anahuac Disturbances
- Return to Anahuac
- Arrival at The Alamo
- Discord at The Alamo
- Sending For Reinforcements
Travis was born on August 1, 1809, in South Carolina, and grew up in Alabama. At the age of 19, while working as a schoolteacher in Alabama, he married one of his students, 16-year-old Rosanna Cato. Travis later trained and worked as a lawyer and published a short-lived newspaper. Neither profession made him much money, and in 1831 he fled to the w...
Travis found plenty of work in the town of Anahuac defending enslavers and those who sought to recapture freedom seekers. This was a sticky point at the time in Texas, as enslavement was illegal in Mexico but many of the Texas settlers practiced it anyway. Travis soon ran afoul of Juan Bradburn, an American-born Mexican military officer. After Trav...
In 1835, Travis again was involved in trouble in Anahuac. In June, a man named Andrew Briscoe was jailed for arguing about new taxes. Infuriated, Travis rounded up a gang of men and they rode up to Anahuac, supported by a boat with a lone cannon. He ordered the Mexican soldiers out. Not knowing the strength of the rebel Texans, they agreed. Briscoe...
Travis missed out on the Battle of Gonzales and the Siege of San Antonio, but he was still a dedicated rebel and anxious to fight for Texas. After the Siege of San Antonio, Travis, by then a militia officer with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, was ordered to collect up to 100 men and reinforce San Antonio, which was, at the time, being fortified by...
By rank, Travis was technically the second-in-command at the Alamo. The first commander there was James Neill, who had fought bravely at the siege of San Antonio and who had vigorously reinforced the Alamo in the intervening months. About half the men there, however, were volunteers and therefore answered to no one. These men tended to listen only ...
Santa Anna's army arrived in San Antonio in late February 1836 and Travis busied himself sending dispatches to anyone who could help him. The most likely reinforcements were the men serving under James Fannin in Goliad, but repeated pleas to Fannin brought no results. Fannin did set out with a relief column but turned back due to logistical difficu...
According to popular lore, sometime on March 4, Travis called together the defenders of the Alamo for a meeting. He drew a line in the sand with his sword and challenged those who would stay and fight to cross it. Only one man refused (an ailing Jim Bowie reportedly asked to be carried across). There is little historical evidence to support this st...
Were it not for his heroic defense of the Alamo and his death, Travis would most likely be a historical footnote. He was one of the first men truly committed to Texas' separation from Mexico, and his deeds in Anahuac are worthy of inclusion on an accurate timeline of events that led to Texas' independence. Still, he was not a great military or poli...Brands, H.W. "Lone Star Nation: The Epic Story of the Battle for Texas Independence." New York: Anchor Books, 2004.Thompson, Frank T. "The Alamo." University of North Texas Press, 2005.
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18/06/2022 · William Barret Travis 1809–March 6, 1836 William Barret Travis was only twenty-six years old when he died defending the Alamo. He came from Alabama just five years before, in 1831, leaving behind a failed career and marriage. Texas, a land he came to love, gave Travis a new life—and an early death.
10/05/2019 · William Barret Travis (1 de agosto de 1809 a 6 de marzo de 1836) fue un maestro, abogado y soldado estadounidense. Estuvo al mando de las fuerzas texanas en la Batalla del Álamo , donde fue asesinado junto con todos sus hombres.
William Barret Travis (9 de agosto de 1809 - 6 de marzo de 1836) fue un abogado estadounidense y militar durante el s. XIX.A los 26 fue teniente coronel en la organización Ejército tejano comandando las fuerzas de la República de Texas.