Fun, but little known facts about the Alamo.
The Search for the Saints
Archaeologist, Jake Ivey examines the puzzle of the elusive Alamo
statues. When were they in place and when did they disappear?
was Marcus Sewell?
Some sources say that Alamo defender Marcus Sewell was born in England
around 1806. Others state that Sewell was born in Tennessee having
lived for a time near Huntsville, Alabama before his migration to
Texas. Genealogist Frances Trimble attempts to solve the puzzle surrounding
this enigmatic defender.
John Bryant explores the various Bowie knives that claim to be THE
Mexican citizenship papers.
The Bowie and
Transcriptions and Translations by Robert L. Tarín, Jr.
of the Republic
A new republic needed money. Read about it in
this numismatic saga.
The Recollections of S.F. Sparks
The remembrances of a Texas Revolutionary war soldier in his own words.
"A Second Rate Hog Pen"
Lipantitlán and the Battle of the Nueces, 1835 By David Vickers
The New Orleans Greys Uniform
-- A Historical Perspective.
Historian Ed Miller presents intriguing evidence to the origins of
the Greys' uniforms.
Jackson's Men" & Army Gray: Clothing
the Volunteer Companies from N.O.
Robert P. Wettemann, Jr 's argument against Mr. Miller's article.
Discards, Ragamuffins &
the New Orleans Greys
Ed Miller's Rebuttal to Robert P. Wettermann Jr.
The Crockett Debates
Thomas Ricks Lindley and Dr. James E. Crisp square off in a 6-part
debate on the authenticity of the José de la Peña diary.
Where was Bonham?
A reader's Question prompts a hard look at the sources and story of
James Bonham's time in and out of the Alamo.
In early March, 1836, the unlikely town of Washington, a small, ramshackle
town, entered the history books as the birthplace of Texas.
New Yorkers at the Alamo
If for no other reason than this, New Yorkers should be forgiven for
not knowing how to make a proper salsa.
Irish at the Alamo
Many of the Alamo defenders had their origins on the "Emerald Isle".
Account of Reuben Marmaduke Potter.
Written in 1878, this account was considered THE Alamo account of
Felix Nuñez Account and the Siege of the Alamo: A critical
The Nuñez Account, though riddled with error has been
widely used by historians without critical assessment. Dr. Stephen
L. Hardin offers this critique. Originally published in Southwestern
Fall of the Alamo ~The Account of Dr. John Sutherland
Written in 1860, this authentic account of that tragic event in the
history of Texas was compiled from facts known to the author and supported
by evidence of others who were witnesses to the siege and fall of
the Alamo together with a sketch of the life of the author by his
grand-daughter, Annie B. Sutherland.
Origins in Mexican Texas
This article by Dr. Andres Tijerina focuses on Texas between 1821
and 1836 in an effort to provide structure for an understanding of
the exchange of land, power, culture, and social institutions that
took place between the two frontiers during those critical years.
Historians have amply recorded the battles and the Anglo-American's
military, economic, and political domination of the Mexican lands.
But this study attempts to document the reverse flow in this interchange.
J.C. Neill: The forgotten
The men of the Alamo claim seats of honor in the hall of Texas heroes.
If Texans respect the memory of Dickinson and Bonham, they revere
those of Travis, Crockett, and Bowie. Indeed, the Alamo and its defenders
have passed into American folklore, assuming the role of a cultural
archetype. All who even remotely connected with the epic battle have
basked in its glory. All, it seems, except Lieutenant Colonel James
Dream Capital of Texas
Tenoxtitlan was the Indian name for Mexico city, but there also was
another Tenoxtitlan, a Mexican town established in present Burleson
County in 1830, which was twice proposed as the capital of Texas.
"Who Will Go With Old
Ben Milam Into San Antonio?"
Read about the storming of Bexar in December of 1835 in this stirring
In Search of Ben Milam
The early life and genealogy of the hero of Bejar.
An Account of the Discovery
of Benjamin Rush Milam's Remains in 1848
Published in the New Orleans Daily Delta, 1 September 1848.
MEXICAN VIEW OF THE WAR IN TEXAS
Memoirs of a Veteran of the Two
Battles of the Alamo
Among the manuscripts recently acquired by the Archives Collection
is a two-volume index to the records kept by José Juan Sánchez
Navarro during his term of office as Adjutant Inspector of the Departments
of Nuevo León and Tamaulipas, entitled Ayudantía
de Inspectión de Nuevo León y Tamaulipas.
Gone to Texas!
Frontier Legend Davy Crockett Meets His Final Destiny on His Journey
By David Folds
The Smallest State Park
Take a virtual visit to Elizabeth Crockett's grave in Acton, Texas.
Is the Shrine of Texas Liberty Haunted?
The San Jacinto Campaign ~ The Generalship
of Sam Houston
Historian/Author Stephen L. Hardin examines the history and legend
surrounding one of the most notable figures of the Texas Revolution.
Heil Davy! A Nazi Visit to the Alamo
It seems everyone who comes to San Antonio wants to be at least seen
at the Alamo. Sometimes Alamo visitors go on to become part of history
themselves. This is one of those stories.
A Scale Model & a
Model for Teaching Research Skills.
Educator, Dan Arnsan uses a model of the Alamo to introduce students
to research techniques and the concept of critical thinking in the
preparation of research papers.
De la Peña Paper Authenticated
As the infamous diary of Santa Anna's officer goes on the auction
block, new evidence surfaces to support the manuscripts authenticity.
Alamo Battlefield Association takes official
stance on De la Peña manuscript.
and the Fight for the Alamo
Their names were Ben and Joe. No last names, just Ben and Joe. Each
was the servant of another man and both were destined to play a role
in the greatest drama ever enacted on Texas soil.
In the Alamo's Shadow
African-Americans actively participated in the Texas Revolution. Read
Ron Jackson's account of several blacks who became eyewitnesses to