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 throughout the assault. This e-book is the 1st entire accounting of the conflict of the Alamo by way of certainly one of our country's most suitable gurus at the occasion.
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Those have been their provides in the course of the siege. once the Texans entered the Alamo they set approximately getting ready for its protection. The beeves have been secured in a pen at the north east part of the fortress, . . . The corn was once saved away in a few of the small rooms of the barracks. they didn't receive water from the small canal which runs close to, yet dug a good in the partitions. There being no portholes within the partitions, it used to be important for them to make an association wherein they can shoot over it. This used to be performed by means of throwing up an embankment opposed to it at the within. This being performed they proceeded to make different preparations important. Their weapons have been put upon the wall, once attainable. of those they'd a few thirty or 40 items of varied calibres, among them used to be an eighteen pounder. such a lot of them that they had taken from the enemy, in December prior, while Cos surrendered. notwithstanding they'd such a lot of they weren't all fastened, I don’t imagine greater than approximately twenty have been positioned to exploit throughout the siege. that they had additionally received from an identical resource plenty of muskets, swords, and bayonets, including any quantity of ammunition, which got here in play, for in their personal they'd yet a small offer. All have been armed with sturdy rifles, unmarried barrel pistols, and solid knives. Their powder they stored in a small room within the southwest nook of the church, which used to be lined over with an arched roof of stone, and plastered completely tight, that allows you to make it resistant to sparks of fireplace from the enemy’s shells. So quickly as Travis ascertained that the enemy have been upon him he despatched despatches to Col. Fannin then at Goliad, representing to him his situation, and asking for information, as quickly because it can be despatched to him. This despatch was once borne through a tender guy through the identify of Johnson, and never through J. B. Bonham as said in a few debts. at the twenty-third, whilst Almonte arrived at Bexar, Bonham used to be absent from town. He had visited Texas with a view of buying land, and had now not hooked up himself to the military, although he held himself in readiness to serve the rustic every time an emergency happened. on the time the cavalry arrived he was once prospecting the rustic within the region of San Antonio, and on listening to the record of cannon within the urban, all started at the go back. that allows you to Fannin, he discovered the reason for the cannon hearth. He positioned spurs to his horse and made his approach into the partitions of the Alamo. among 3 and 4 o’clock P. M. i began as asked via Col. Travis, for Gonzales. I first rode down the river, a brief distance, considering to satisfy Dimmitt, yet he had long gone, taking the most Goliad highway. On approaching the ford I fell in with J. W. Smith, additionally on his approach to Gonzales. We halted and have been paralyzed for a second after we observed the enemy march into the army Plaza in general order. whereas we sat on our horses, for a second, gazing their routine, Capt. Nat Lewis got here to us strolling. He too, used to be certain for Gonzales with as a lot of his valuables as he may possibly hold in his saddle-bags, thrown throughout his shoulder, leaving the remaining in his storehouse, a contribution to the enemy.