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Thread #68626   Message #1160455
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
13-Apr-04 - 12:28 AM
Thread Name: The Alamo--Needless Martyrs
Subject: RE: The Alamo--Needless Martyrs
The Mexican journal is now regarded as bogus and a fairly recent forgery. It does not, moreover, fit eye-witness accounts by surviving non-combatants who were within the Alamo compound, particularly a Mexican-Texan woman who saw Crockett's body surrounded by dead soldiers (whether these soldiers were killed by Crockett is another matter; in any case he was killed during combat within the confines of the Alamo).

The chapel itself was rather small (noted in a posting above) but the grounds were larger than they are now and there were workshops, quarters and all sorts of outbuildings. Only part of these remain as ruins (or may have been restored- some 30 years since I have been there).