San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Lost Burial Place of the Alamo Defenders
"San Antonio Daily Express"
— July 6, 1906 —
August Beisenbach, city clerk of San Antonio states that when he was an 8 year old boy playing on the Alameda (Commerce St.) he witnessed the exhuming of bodies or remains consisting of bones and fragments of bones, of victims of the siege of The Alamo that had been interred near the place where the bodies had been burned and originally buried, and saw their transfers from that place to the old cemetery, on Powder House Hill (Oddfellows Cemetery) this, he states, happened in 1856. The fragments of the bodies had been first buried in 1836 and some in 1837. Mr. Beisenbach states that these bodies are buried midway between the monuments of Capt. R.A. Gillespe and Capt. Samuel H. Walker.
Board of Directors
Mrs. Lee Spencer White
Mrs. Pat Jackson
Mrs. Linda Tart
Mrs. Betty Anderson
Erected March 6, 2004
Erected 2004 by Alamo Defenders Descendants Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, Texas Independence.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Antonio TX 78202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Nathaniel Fisk (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clara Driscoll (about 600 feet away); John Lang Sinclair (about 600 feet away); Old Powder Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); Myra Lillian Davis Hemmings (approx. 0.2 miles away); San Antonio National Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 0.2 miles away); Captain Lee Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
Also see . . . Battle of the Alamo. The siege and the final assault on the Alamo in 1836 constitute the most celebrated military engagement in Texas history. The battle was conspicuous for the large number of illustrious personalities among its combatants. These included Tennessee congressman David Crockett, entrepreneur-adventurer James Bowie, and Mexican president Antonio López de Santa Anna. Although not nationally famous at the time, William Barret Travis achieved lasting distinction as commander at the Alamo. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on December 27, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 27, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.