Davy Crockett wrote a letter to his children while Mexican forces were marching on Texas
Jose de Urrea was the Mexican General who was headed toward Goliad along the Gulf Coast with anotehr army
James "Jim" Bowie was sent to San Antonio to evaluate the situation.
The alamo's former name was the San Antonio de Valero Mission.
William B. Travis was ordered, by Smith, to raise a force to assist Bowie.