The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 37, July 1933 - April, 1934 Page: 30
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garrison, this time on the side next to the old mill. They did
not succeed, but they watched with interest the activity of the
Texans in repairing intrenchments and in throwing up mounds
of dirt against their enclosing walls. A courier was despatched to
Mexico to inform the government of the successful occupation of
Sixth Day,, Sunday, February 28. A vigorous bombardment
was kept up all day; the investment drew closer because the Mexi-
cans had received news that a reinforcement of 200 men was
coming to the Alamo from LaBahia.84
Seventh Day, February 29. The Texans looked in vain for re-
inforcements from Fannin. The bombardment continued fiercely,
but still without damage to the Texans. Santa Anna reconnoitered,
and in the afternoon posted the battalion of Allende at the east
of the Alamo. At midnight, Sesma left camp with the cavalry
of Dolores and the infantry of Allende to meet the reinforcements
of the Texans which were supposed to be coming from Goliad.
Late in the night, Travis sent Juan N. Seguin and his nephew
out to hurry up reinforcements and to bring in supplies to the
fort if they were able.
Eighth Day, March 1. Early in the morning General Sesma
wrote from the Mission of Espada that there was no enemy, nor
trace of one to be found on the road. The cavalry and the in-
fantry under his command returned to camp, but Santa Anna
himself went out to reconnoiter the mill site to the northeast of
the Alamo. He ordered Colonel Ampudia to construct more
trenches. In the afternoon the Texans fired two twelve-pound shots
at Santa Anna's headquarters, one struck the house in which he
lived. After night, thirty-two soldiers from Gonzales were piloted
into the fort by John W. Smith.
Ninth Day, March 2. The bombardment was vigorous. The
Texans were very weary, but continued to fight as their means and
"8The Mexican scout service was excellent. Santa Anna knew of Fan-
nin's plan to reinforce the Alamo almost before that officer had started
from Goliad. This fact is one of our strongest evidences of the un-
friendliness and treachery of the Mexican population in Texas to the
Texan cause. The Mexican officers were kept thoroughly informed con-
cerning the movements of all the Texan soldiery. The knowledge of
this enmity, or rather disloyalty, on the part of Texas Mexicans em-
bitters Travis's reports of March 3.
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Texas State Historical Association & Barker, Eugene C. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 37, July 1933 - April, 1934, periodical, 1934; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101094/m1/38/: accessed July 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.