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William Barret Travis

William Barret Travis was only twenty-six years old when he died defending the Alamo. He came from Alabama just five years before, in 1831, leaving behind a failed career and marriage. Texas, a land he came to love, gave Travis a new life—and an early death.

Image: Portrait of William Barret Travis by McArdle. The McArdle Notebooks, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Audio: Houston Public Media

Portrait of William Barret Travis