Alama watch: During the first week of the siege, hundreds of cannonballs are fired at the Alamo by the Mexican army. The shots land in the Alamo’s large enclosed yard.
February 25: A “blue norther” blows in. Temperature dips to 39 F (4 C). Several Texians try to gather firewood outside the Alamo, but Mexican troops thwart them.
February 26: Texians dare to leave the Alamo, to burn some abandoned huts where Mexican troops are taking cover. There is reason to think that one Texian is killed.