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Señora Candelaria Villanueva ... lived to age of 112. She nursed James Bowie as he lay on his cot during the seige of the Alamo. Until her death at the turn of the century, she made a small living recounting her version of the story and posing for tourists' photos as "a living survivor of the Alamo".  In 1891, the Texas legislature awarded her a pension of twelve dollars a month for being an Alamo survivor and for her work with smallpox victims in San Antonio.

Señora Candelaria Villanueva -- Lived to age She nursed James Bowie as he…

TEXAS  during the civil war, Surrender of General Twiggs, main plaza San Antone, Feb 16, 1861 a very rare photo

TEXAS during the civil war, Surrender of General Twiggs, main plaza San Antone, Feb 1861 a very rare photo

Mary Ann Adams Maverick,  watercolor, ca. 1838  Earliest known post-battle view of the Alamo ruins.

The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas - the first known image after the battle (autumn according to the memoirs of Mary Ann Adams Maverick, wife of Samuel Maverick, who visited the grounds and sketched this view.

February 14, 1836 - Travis and Bowie agree to share command at San Antonio de Béxar after Colonel Neill received a temporary leave of absence.

February 1836 - Travis and Bowie agree to share command at San Antonio de Béxar after Colonel Neill received a temporary leave of absence.

"Be it resolved by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That the Governor be requested to appoint some suitable person or persons to proceed to the Indian tribes for the purpose of ascertaining their present situation and condition, and to take proper measures to prevent any irruption on the frontier settlements." Joint Resolution, Approved 4th May, A.D. 1846, by the First Legislature.

After gaining independence from Spain, Mexico offered Americans grants of land. The mexican government asserting too much control over the Texans caused tensions to rise and later caused violent conflict.

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For God and Texas by Richard Luce ~ Davy Crockett & the Tennessee mounted volunteers defending the south wall during the opening moments of the battle of the Alamo

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