Day 11, the Alamo

“I love the rain. I love how it softens the outlines of things. The world becomes softly blurred, and I feel like I melt right into it.”

– Hanamoto Hagumi, Honey and Clover

Day 11 The Siege continues….

Santa Anna began planning the assault phase of the siege.

The Mexican batteries moved closer, the river battery and the northern battery

were now about 200 yards from the Alamo.

There were additional Texian reinforcements arriving in the late hours,

it was hoped

The Mexican bombardment recommenced early on March 4…

That afternoon, Santa Anna called a council of war with his senior officers. He proposed an imminent attack on the fort. Many of his officers disagreed, recommending instead that they wait for the arrival of the heavy artillery. Two 12-lb cannons, with the capability to quickly destroy the Alamo walls, were due to arrive in Bexar on Monday, March 7…

According to later reports by Filisola, on the evening of March 4, a woman from Bexar informed Santa Anna that Travis and his men were planning to either surrender or escape if reinforcements did not arrive quickly…Many years later, Susannah Dickinson commented that Juana Alsbury left the fort that evening; Dickinson believed that Alsbury had deserted to provide Santa Anna with information about the Texian troop strength…The Mexican bombardment recommenced early on March 4…