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By Bill Groneman

Eyewitness to the Alamo is the particular account of the siege and conflict of the Alamo by way of those that have been current in the course of the assault. This booklet is the 1st entire accounting of the conflict of the Alamo through certainly one of our country's ultimate specialists at the occasion.

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There have been just a couple of Mexicans in there after we got here they usually have been all officials who had ordered the typical squaddies clear of the scene of loss of life and - definite - slaughter, for that was once what it used to be. the ground was once actually pink with blood. The woodwork all approximately us used to be riddled and splintered through lead balls and what used to be left of the outdated altar on the rear of the church used to be lower and slashed via cannon ball and bullets. The air was once darkish with powder smoke and used to be scorching and heavy. The scent was once oppressive and sickening and the easily terrible scene nerved us as not anything else may possibly. The useless Texans lay singly and in tons of 3 or 4, or in abnormal rows right here and there all in regards to the ground of the Alamo, simply as they'd fallen whilst a ball reached an integral part or they'd dropped to their loss of life from lack of blood. in fact we went to paintings once we obtained to the project at supporting the bleeding and moaning males, who had just a couple of hours at such a lot extra of existence; however the jiffy that we regarded upon the corpses all approximately gave us an image that has constantly been as specific as one earlier than my very eyes. So thick have been the our bodies of the lifeless that we needed to step over them to get a guy in whom there has been nonetheless existence. on the subject of my toes was once a tender guy who have been shot in the course of the brow. He had dropped useless together with his eyes staring wildly open and, as he lay there, likely gazed up into my face. I take into accout seeing negative Colonel Davy Crockett as he lay lifeless by way of the facet of a demise guy, whose bloody and powder stained face i used to be washing. Colonel Crockett used to be approximately fifty years previous at the moment. His coat and tough woolen blouse have been soaked with blood in order that the unique colour used to be hidden, for the eccentric hero should have died of a few ball within the chest or a bayonet thrust. seventy four Eulalia Yorba (b. 1801) was once a citizen of San Antonio de Bexar on the time of the Alamo conflict. Her account used to be released within the San Antonio show sixty years later. seventy five three. 39 Juana Alsbury, 1898 in accordance with Mary Adams Maverick in her booklet the autumn of the Alamo Mrs. Allsbury [sic] went into the citadel with Bowie to deal with his convenience, he being in feeble well-being, and having needed to surrender command to Colonel Travis. Mrs. Alsbury informed me that the ladies and kids, i. e. her son, eight years, and her sister thirteen, and Mrs. Dickenson and babe fled to Colonel Bowie’s room whilst the warriors entered the previous church - this room was once upstairs. She observed the Mexican infantrymen input, bayonet Bowie, then whereas he nonetheless lived, hold him upon their bayonets into the Plaza under, and there toss him up and trap him upon the bayonets ’til the blood ran down upon their hands and garments. Then a Mexican cavalry officer dashed in among the butchers, with drawn sword. Lashing them correct and left and compelled them to desist. i'm sorry i've got forgotten this officer’s identify. it may be recorded. Mrs. A. herself and kids, have been handled via Sergeant Perez of the Mexican military, who used to be a brother of her first husband. seventy six This account attributed to Juana Alsbury involves us from Mary Adams Maverick (1818-1898).

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