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The Alamo in 1836

 
 
The Alamo in 1836 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
1. The Alamo in 1836 Marker
Inscription.
Corrals for cattle and horses occupied this space during the famous 1836 Siege and Battle of the Alamo. Small fortifications provided cover for the Texans during the siege. The structures shown in the illustration are (left to right) the church, the Long Barrack, corrals, and a reinforced artillery emplacement. The town of San Antonio de Valero can be seen in the background, just west of the San Antonio River. The flag of “no quarter” flies over San Fernando Church.

February 24, 1836
To The People of Texas and All Americans in the World

The Lord is on our side - When the enemy appeared in sight we had not three bushels of corn - We have since found in deserted houses 80 or 90 bushels & got into the walls 20 or 30 head of Beeves -
William Barret Travis
Lieut. Col., Commanding

March 3, 1836
To The Convention at Washington-on-the-Brazos

A blood red banner waves from the church of Bejar, and in the camp above us, in token that the war is one of vengeance against rebels; they have declared us as such; [and] demanded that we should surrender at discretion, or that this garrison should be put to the sword.
William Barret Travis
Lieut. Col, Commanding

 
Erected by Daughters of the Republic of Texas and The Summerlee
The Alamo in 1836 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
2. The Alamo in 1836 Marker
Gift Shop building north entrance to left just beyond photo.
Foundation.
 
Location. 29° 25.576′ N, 98° 29.152′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Click for map. Marker is on the Alamo grounds, between the Gift Shop and the Houston Street entrance (Gate 2). Marker is in this post office area: San Antonio TX 78205, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Acequia (Irrigation Ditch) (within shouting distance of this marker); Japanese Monument to The Heroes of the Alamo (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mission Period (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennessee Volunteers at the Alamo (within shouting distance of this marker); Gonzales Men at the Alamo (within shouting distance of this marker); Mission Mill (and Millstone) (within shouting distance of this marker); The Alamo (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish Mission and Military Post (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in San Antonio.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of the Alamo. (Submitted on May 15, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Alamo. (Submitted on May 15, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Drawing of the Alamo in 1836 on Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
3. Drawing of the Alamo in 1836 on Marker
Contemporary Location Drawing on 1836 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
4. Contemporary Location Drawing on 1836 Marker
Star denotes marker location.
The Alamo in 1836 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 29, 2010
5. The Alamo in 1836 Marker
Looking north toward Houston Street through Alamo complex Gate 2.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,776 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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