Siege of the Alamo, Day Eight - Tuesday, March 1, 1836: Reinforcements arrived at the Alamo from Gonzales providing a morale boost. This monument recognizes their contribution. The Convention convened at Washington-on-the-Brazos to further the discussion on Texas independence.
Erastus "Deaf" Smith Erastus "Deaf" Smith, born an American (1787-1837), is one of the most remembered revolutionary heroes who fought for Texas’s independence. Being one of the first to join the Texas Republican Army in Gonzalez, his contributions as a spy, scout, and soldier would influence the Battle of Concepcion, the renowned Grass Fight, and the Battle of San Jacinto. He would also be the man who General Houston trusted to confirm the fall of the Alamo.