By Bill Groneman

Eyewitness to the Alamo is the particular account of the siege and conflict of the Alamo via those that have been current in the course of the assault. This publication is the 1st whole accounting of the conflict of the Alamo by means of certainly one of our country's ideal gurus at the occasion.

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It was once a miracle, yet none folks little ones have been touched. through first light the firing had virtually stopped, and during the window lets see shadows of fellows relocating round contained in the citadel. The Mexicans went from room to room searching for an American to kill. whereas it used to be nonetheless darkish a guy stepped into the room and pointed his bayonet at my mother’s breast, difficult” “Where’s the money the american citizens had? ” “If that they had any,” acknowledged my mom, “you may possibly search for it. ” Then an officer stepped in and stated: “What are you doing? the lady and kids aren't to be damage. ” The officer then informed my mom to select her circle of relatives and get her assets and the opposite girls got a similar directions. while it used to be vast day the Mexicans started to get rid of the useless. there have been such a lot of killed that it took a number of days to hold them away. The households, with their luggage, have been then despatched lower than protect to the home of Don Ramon Musquiz, which was once positioned the place Frank Brothers shop now could be, on major Plaza. right here we got espresso and a few nutrition, and have been informed that we'd pass ahead of the president at 2 o’clock. On our technique to the Musquiz condominium we handed up trade road, and it used to be crowded so far as Presa highway with squaddies who didn't hearth a shot throughout the conflict. Santa Anna had repeatedly extra troops than he may well use. At three o’clock we went sooner than Santa Anna. His quarters have been in a home which stood the place L. Wolfson’s shop now could be. He had an excellent stack of silver cash on a desk prior to him, and a pile of blankets. one after the other the ladies have been despatched right into a part room to make their assertion, and on popping out got $2 and a blanket. whereas my mom used to be ready her flip Mrs. Melton, who had by no means well-known my mom as an acquaintance, and who was once thought of an aristocrat, despatched her brother, Juan Losoya, around the room to my mom to invite the desire that not anything be stated to the president approximately her marriage with an American. My mom instructed Juan to inform her to not be afraid. Mrs. Dickson [Dickinson] was once there, additionally numerous different girls. After the president had given my mom her $2 and a blanket, he informed her she was once unfastened to head the place she cherished. We accrued what assets lets jointly and went to our cousin’s position on North Flores road, the place we remained numerous months. five This model of Esparza’s tale seemed within the San Antonio convey in 1902. The paper repeated the tale many years later and eventually released an accelerated model in 1907. this text explains that Esparza was once no longer on hand as much as 1897 considering he were residing on his farm in Atascosa County. It additionally reassures the reader of Esparza’s veracity with a left-handed praise, “Although he's a Mexican, his gentleness and unassuming frankness are just like the ordinary previous Texan. ” the item describes Esparza as being 8 years outdated on the time of the conflict. 6 (For different money owed via or attributed to Enrique Esparza see #4. 2, four. eight, four. sixteen, four. 17, and four. 28). four. four Martin Perfecto de Cos, August 1904 based on William P. Zuber in a letter to Charles Jeffries after we proposal the entire defenders have been slain, i used to be looking the barracks, and located, alive and uninjured, a fine-looking and well-dressed guy, locked up, on my own, in a single of the rooms, and requested him who he used to be.

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