12th Day, Saturday, March 5, 1836
According to a popular legend, Col. William B. Travis drew a line on the ground with his sword and then asked those willing to stay and fight to cross over and join him. The Mexican bombardment ended at 10 p.m.
Source: Daughters of the Republic of Texas
Editor’s note: The Daily News will publish items about the siege of the Alamo, which took place over 13 days in 1836, through Tuesday.