Scan of first page of historic Travis letter
Credit: Texas State Library and Archives

On February 24, 1836, with the garrison surrounded and the Texan Army at the Alamo outnumbered, one of the most famous letters in American history was written by William B. Travis.  It was addressed, “To the People of Texas and All Americans in the World.”  This letter was a passionate plea for aid for the Alamo garrison.  He ended the letter “Victory or Death” – the only outcome this battle could have. Watch a live five-minute reading of this important moment in Texas history with Alamo Out Loud: Victory or Death™ Letter.

Event Information

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
4:00 p.m.
Meet at:
Western Wall on Alamo Street
Alamo Plaza
Street Address:

The Alamo

300 Alamo Plaza

San Antonio, TX 78205

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