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photoblog image Chapel of the Alamo Mission, San Antonio, Texas.

Chapel of the Alamo Mission, San Antonio, Texas.

 

Site of the famous battle, 6 March, 1836, when the defence force was overrun by a Mexican army under the command of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.  It is somehow not so impressive when you discover that there's a shopping street just across the road.  However, inside are inscribed all the names of those who died in the battle of "the Alamo".  When I visited in 1970 one of the names was a Wilson, born in Cumberland - I've often wondered if he was an ancestor.  In fact, most of those who died there must have been recent immigrants, discovering that New York was NOT paved with gold and then joining the army to keep alive.  The memorials give their places of birth and most of them were from Britain.

A scanned slide from 1970 converted to black and white.

 

 

 

 

Chapel of the Alamo Mission, San Antonio, Texas.

 

Site of the famous battle, 6 March, 1836, when the defence force was overrun by a Mexican army under the command of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.  It is somehow not so impressive when you discover that there's a shopping street just across the road.  However, inside are inscribed all the names of those who died in the battle of "the Alamo".  When I visited in 1970 one of the names was a Wilson, born in Cumberland - I've often wondered if he was an ancestor.  In fact, most of those who died there must have been recent immigrants, discovering that New York was NOT paved with gold and then joining the army to keep alive.  The memorials give their places of birth and most of them were from Britain.

A scanned slide from 1970 converted to black and white.

 

 

 

 

comments (5)

1836, that is a while back
  • Chris
  • England
  • 4 Jul 2015, 06:13
We somehow seem to have been brought up in the reflected glory of this place
That's really interesting, Tom, I think in all the books and films I've seen and read about this place the British connection was never mentioned, It was like they were all Texans....Good shot of it, quite a few places are like that, as you usually see pic's of them in abstract, still like to see it though.
Quite interesting indeed Tom! I quite like the timeless feel of your image.
This one turned out pretty good.

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