SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – The San Antonio Living History Association is reenacting the 1836 Battle of the Alamo, so if you hear the sound of muskets being fired, don’t worry. It’s part of the ceremony titled “Dawn at the Alamo.”
The Battle of the Alamo started around 5:30 in the morning March 6, 1836. About 189 Texian and Tejano men were killed when more than 1,000 Mexican troops attacked the former mission, ending a 13-day siege.
Four ceremonies are scheduled today at the Shrine of Texas Liberty to commemorate the 183rd anniversary of the Battle of the Alamo.
Following “Dawn at the Alamo”, the Alamo Chapter of the Sons of the Republic of Texas will host “After the Fall of the Alamo,” Scott McMahon, Director of Presidio La Bahia, will be the guest speaker.
The Alamo Mission Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas will present a commemoration ceremony at 2 this afternoon, and a tribute to the Alamo defenders will begin at 6 this evening.