Artifacts from the Alamo up for auction

Exterior view of the historic Alamo in San Antonio, Texas with tourists, timelapse

A few pieces from the Alamo will be up for auction March 24 in Dallas.

As reported by KENS 5 Eyewitness News, one of those items is a letter written by William Barret Travis in 1836, saying he would eventually pay for, or return, the borrowed lumber being used to support the Alamo’s cannons.

“Because as the digital age takes over, there won’t be significant letters like this,”  Elon Werner of Heritage Auctions said. “It’ll be a digital recording, it’ll be an email, it’ll be a tweet, so to see a letter like this is really what brings the whole history to life.”

Other items up for auction include books,  photos and a map taken from Santa Anna when Sam Houston defeated him at the Battle of San Jacinto.

The items will be part of the “Texana” memorabilia offered at the Heritage Auction.