Eyewitness to the Alamo

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 through the assault. This booklet is the 1st whole accounting of the conflict of the Alamo through one in all our country's most suitable experts at the occasion.

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I consider Crockett. He was once a tall, narrow guy, with black whiskers. He used to be continually on the head. The Mexicans known as him Don Benito. The american citizens stated he was once Crockett. He might frequently come to the hearth and hot his palms and say a couple of phrases to us within the Spanish language. I additionally consider listening to the names of Travis and Bowie pointed out, yet I by no means observed both of them that i do know of. After the 1st few days I do not forget that a messenger got here from someplace with observe that aid used to be coming. The american citizens celebrated it by means of beating the drums and taking part in at the flute. yet after approximately seven days combating there has been an armistice of 3 days and through this time Don Benito had meetings on a daily basis with Santa Anna. Badio, the interpreter, was once an in depth buddy of my father, and that i heard him inform my father within the quarters that Santa Anna had provided to enable the american citizens elect their lives in the event that they may quit, however the Mexicans will be handled as rebels. in the course of the armistice my father informed my mom she had higher take the youngsters and move, whereas she may achieve this adequately. yet my mom acknowledged: “No! , if you’re going to stick, so am I. in the event that they kill one they could kill us all. ” just one individual went out through the armistice, a girl named Trinidad Saucedo. Don Benito, or Crockett, because the americans referred to as him, assembled the lads at the final day and informed them Santa Anna’s phrases, yet none of them believed that anybody who surrendered could get out alive, in order that they all stated as they'd need to die any how they'd struggle it out. The scuffling with started back and persisted each day, and approximately each evening. One evening there has been tune within the Mexican camp and the Mexican prisoner stated it intended that reinforcements had arrived. We then had one other messenger who obtained during the traces asserting that conversation were bring to an end and the promised reinforcements couldn't be despatched. at the final evening my father was once now not out, yet he and my mom have been snoozing jointly in headquarters. approximately 2 o’clock within the morning there has been a superb capturing and firing on the northwest nook of the castle, and that i heard my mom say: “Gregorio, the warriors have jumped the wall. The fight’s all started. ” He bought up and collected his hands and went into the struggle. I by no means observed him back. My uncle advised me afterwards that Santa Anna gave him permission to get my father’s physique, and that he came upon it the place the thick of the struggle were. shall we listen the Mexican officials shouting to the boys to leap over, and the boys have been combating so shut that lets pay attention them strike one another. It used to be so darkish that we couldn’t see whatever, and the households that have been within the quarters simply huddled up within the corners. My mother’s childrens have been close to her. ultimately they begun taking pictures during the darkish into the room the place we have been. A boy who was once wrapped in a blanket in a single nook was once hit and killed. The Mexicans fired into the room for a minimum of fifteen mins. It was once a miracle, yet none folks little ones have been touched. by means of break of day the firing had nearly stopped, and during the window lets see shadows of fellows relocating round contained in the castle.

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