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Dusk at the Alamo

Start Date:
Mar 06, 2016
Start Time:
6:00 PM
End Date:
Mar 06, 2016
End Time:
6:30 PM
Category:
Public Event
Details:
On the evening of March 6, 1836, General Antonio López de Santa Anna ordered soldiers to light three funeral pyres on which rested the bodies of the Alamo’s defenders. The fires burned through the night and into the next day. Hence, the men of the Alamo’s garrison were reduced to ashes.

February 25, 1837, nearly a year to the date of the epic battle, Colonel Juan N. Seguín and his battalion returned to San Antonio. The Tejano leader instructed his men to gather the ashes of their fallen comrades and ordered a memorial service held in their honor.

On the evening of March 6, 2016, a brief ceremony will take place in front of the Alamo church to commemorate the ligting of the funeral pyres.
Location:
The Alamo
Address:

300 Alamo Plaza

San Antonio, TX 78299

Contact:
Ryan Badger
Contact Phone:
210-225-1391