Looking further afield on February 23rd 1836 we saw the first day of the Siege of the Alamo.
There were four Scots born present, Richard W Ballentine, John McGregor (piper), Isaac Robinson and David L. Wilson and many of Scots ancestry among the defenders. The siege lasted until March 6th. According to local legend, Crockett endeavoured to maintain the spirits of his men on the eve of battle by playing on his fiddle. He knew, and they knew, that they all faced certain death. Accompanying him on the bagpipes was John McGregor.