Six counties across the state that cut polling locations saw turnout drop by at least 50 percent.“We have received multiple reports of voters being forced to abandon their place in line because the wait was too long, or to turn back after catching a view of the long lines from their cars,” the NAACP wrote to the state Board of Elections.The Texans were outnumbered and outgunned, but they held out for 13 grueling days until March 6, when the Mexicans stormed the fort and killed nearly all its defenders.
Travis and some 200 Texas independence fighters at a former Franciscan mission known as the Alamo.
Some of these “war woops” were merely animalistic screams or yells designed to send a chill up the spines of the enemy, but others had political or religious significance that transcended the battlefield.
Below, learn the stories behind eight of military history’s most intimidating rallying cries.
The prospect of combat is enough to leave even the bravest soldiers paralyzed with fear.
That’s why armies have long mobilized their troops with battle cries and other military slogans.