Someone from our city, Athens, Georgia, died in the Alamo on March 6, 1836, fighting for freedom and the cause of Texas Independence. An Athenian was one of the outnumbered, brave men who died heroically defending the Alamo in the famous battle that brought them eternal glory and brought infamy to Mexican Gen. Santa Anna, who ordered every defender of the Alamo slain.
Wilkes, Donald E. Jr., "The Athenian Who Died in the Alamo" (1993). Popular Media. 27.