Remember the Alamo

Thirteen Days to Glory
13 Days to Glory by Lon Tinkle

It’s been 184 years since the battle of the Alamo was fought between February 23 and March 6, 1836 in San Antonio, Texas. Stephen Hardin’s Handbook of Texas article explains the context of these thirteen days that eventually led to Texas’ independence from Mexico.

Lon Tinkle’s papers contain manuscripts for his 1958 book, 13 Days to Glory, and materials related to the 1960 film and 1986 television movie inspired by his book.

The Alamo tickets and screenplay
The Alamo screenplay and tickets to the 1960 film premiere


Other notable manuscripts in the DeGolyer Library include:

Edward Hall letter to Andrew Briscoe, 1836 May 21  

Edward Hall writes to Andrew Briscoe about the cost of land in Texas, the reaction of the news of Santa Anna’s capture, and his hopes for awards due to those who fought for Texas independence.

Benjamin Franklin Hughes’ memoir
Hughes was a career soldier in the nineteenth century, and his memoir describes his experience as a fifteen-year-old soldier for the Texian Army during the battles of Refugio and Coleto. He was saved from the Goliad massacre by Francita Alavez.

Benjamin Franklin Hughes diary
Benjamin Franklin Hughes diary

Please contact for assistance with these and other materials available in DeGolyer Library.

Remember the Alamo music
Remember the Alamo by Jessie Beattie Thomas
















Handbook of Texas Online, Stephen L. Hardin. “Alamo, Battle of the,”accessed February 18, 2020,

Hughes, Benjamin Franklin. Benjamin Franklin Hughes memoir, A2017.0023x

Matovina, Timothy M. The Alamo remembered : Tejano accounts and perspectives. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1995. F390.M485 1995

Thomas, Jessie Beattie. Remember the Alamo. St. Louis, Mo.: Thomas & Davis, 1908. Oversize Pamphlet M1658.T35 T46 1908

Thompson, Frank T. The Alamo : the illustrated story of the epic film. New York: Newmarket Press, 2004. Folio PN1997.A3219 T46 2004

Tinkle, Lon. 13 Days to Glory. New York: McGraw Hill, 1958. F390.T5 1958b