Texas Independence Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence

"Let the Convention go on and make a declaration of independence, and we will then understand, and the world will understand, what we are fighting for. If independence is not declared, I shall lay down my arems, and so will the men under my command." - Col. William Barret Travis - The Alamo - March 3, 1836 letter to Jesse Grimes and the Constitutional Convention at Washington-on-the-Brazos

Who were these men, where were they from and why were they putting their lives on the line while Mexican dictator Santa Anna and his army surrounded and attacked the Texian heroes who eventually gave the ultimate sacrifice fighting for Texas independence?

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