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Battle of the Alamo by Jeffery Robenalt|
After the defeat of General
Cos at the siege of San Antonio, Texans thought their independence was won. They
failed to understand that General Santa Anna was enraged over the disturbances
at Anahuac and Cos's surrender. The dictator would never rest until his soldiers
either killed every Anglo-American and Tejano rebel who openly defied his rule
or drove them across the Sabine River and out of Texas for good.
Mass Grave of the Alamo Defenders -|
A Virtually Unknown Feature of the
Most Written-about Event in Texas History
Women of 1836, Part III, Mary Millsap by Linda-Kirkpatrick
Millsap, wife of Isaac Millsap, Gonzales Ranger. Isaac was the oldest defender
at the Alamo and Mary was now one of the oldest widows. Not only was Mary left
with the burden of seven children to raise but she had been blind for many years..."
Dickinson by Linda-Kirkpatrick
"...Susannah picked up Angelina and
followed the officer into the courtyard. It was then that she viewed a site that
history books can never describe. The air was still and there was a deafening
hush all around. The bodies of the brave dead Texans lay stacked in piles, later
to become funeral pyres spreading smoke and history to the sky above..."
Backdoor by Mike Cox
Who first noted that the old Spanish mission in San
Antonio had no back door? And what if the Alamo did have a back door, or at least
a secret escape route? On Sept. 15, 1894, the Eagle Pass Guide reprinted a story
from the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, “The Alamo’s Secret Passage.”...
the lesser-known heroes of the Alamo by Murray Montgomery 4-11-11
Alamo messengers John William Smith and James L. Allen
from the Alamo by Murray Montgomery
"...I've also had a desire to
get my information from the original sources - that is, those folks who actually
lived, loved, fought, and died during those turbulent times of early Texas..."
in the Sand by Mike Cox
"By March 5, 1836, Col. William Barrett Travis
had known for several days that his situation inside the old Spanish mission called
the Alamo had become hopeless..."
Davy survive? by Bob Bowman
Did Davy Crockett survive the battle of the
Alamo, only to be sent to Mexico as a prisoner and forced to work in a mine? The
possibility was raised in an edition of Southwestern Historical Quarterly in April
Crockett Memorial Building, Crockett, Texas by Sarah Reveley
Our Initial Correspondence
from Mr. David London:
"I am sending a copy of a letter
written by William B. Travis at the Alamo that has been in my family for over
160 years... We have never offered it for sale... It had never been published..."
From Travis' hand to the State Archives
or Is there a Graphologist
in the house? by John Troesser
Spirit of Sacrifice, aka The Alamo Cenotaph by John Troesser
The man who witnessed Travis' death at the Alamo
Monument by Mike Cox
In 1912, a San Antonio group began raising money
to build a monument to the defenders of the Alamo. But the memorial they wanted
for Alamo Plaza would not be any run of the mill monument. It would be Texas-sized
and then some, an architectural wonder...
Hero by W. T. Block Jr.
Trail of Thread by W. T. Block
Some Alamo Heroes Fought Twice for Texas
C. Kimble and Almaron Dickinson, Heroic hat makers at the Alamo by Murray
of The Alamo... Remembering Adina De Zava by Murray Montgomery
"If it hadn't been for her efforts, the Alamo might well have been
replaced by a parking lot."
to the Battle of the Alamo - An Unidentified Mexican Soldier's Personal Account
of the Historic Struggle by Murray Montgomery
Letters by Mike Cox
The impassioned letters Col. William B. Travis sent
by courier from the Alamo are dramatic pieces of writing, but they are not the
only surviving words of someone who died in the old Spanish mission on March 6,
Ghosts - Dawn at the Alamo by James L. Choron 4-4-04
An ghost encounter,
and chilling tales of ghostly experiences at the Alamo.
Alamo's Red River Connection by Bob Bowman
Marksman by Bob Bowman
Cabin by Bob Bowman
When Juan Antonio Badillo left East Texas in 1836
and enlisted for six months service with the new Republic of Texas, he left two
legacies. One, he was one of only a handful of Tejanos - Mexicans born in Texas
- who died at the Alamo on March 6, 1836. Two, he left a still-standing log cabin
that could be among East Texas' oldest structures...
Cowards by Mike Cox
Museum by Sarah Reveley
Survivor Enrique Esparza
- Historical Marker. Enrique Esparza is buried in the El Carmen Cemetery in Losoya
the Alamo, Battle of the Alamo Reenacted
by Terry Jeanson
by Roger T. Moore
6, 1836: The Alamo February