We Were There at the Battle of the Alamo Author:Margaret Cousins It was still fairly dark the morning young Will Campbell slipped away from Aunt Elvira and Uncle Todd's farm outside Nacogdoches to find his Alamo-bound brother, Buck. The Alamo was in San Antonio. And Will, whether he knew it or not, was running straight for one of the biggest fights of the century. — The year was 1836, and people were still a... more »rguing about just who was running Texas -- the Texans or the Mexican Santa Anna. But as far as Davy Crockett, Col. William B. Travis and Jim Bowie were concerned there was little doubt of the outcome. It would be, for all of them, "Victory or Death."
Will caught up with Buck and the rest of Colonel Crockett's volunteers in time to ride with them into the Alamo mission, with Will perched on the back of a young, balky and completely unpredictable burro named Pedro.
Then on February 23, the siege began -- one hundred and seventy-five fighting Texans against over 4,000 of Santa Anna's troops. but every man, woman and child, from Crockett's Tennessee volunteers to little Lupe Mendoza, stood behind Colonel Travis and his fighting men to the very end.
When the smoke cleared not one soldier was left to fight again. But Will, marching with Sam Houston's army a month later at San Jacinto, was to help turn defeat into victory with the cry of "Remember the Alamo!"« less