By Peggy Caravantes
This publication relays the real information of the conflict of the Alamo that came about in 1836 in the course of the Texas Revolution. The narrative offers a number of debts of the development, and readers research information during the perspective of a Texan military commander, a Mexican soldier, and a survivor on the Alamo. The textual content deals possibilities to match and distinction numerous views within the textual content whereas amassing and interpreting information regarding a historic occasion.
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I don’t think I can take seeing another massacre like this one. Susanna Dic kinson At age 15, Susanna Wilkerson of Tennes see married Almeron Dickinson. Soon after, they mov ed to Texas. Her husband, one of the Alamo defenders, die d in the battle. Susanna and her bab y, Angelina, were am ong the few survivors. Susanna w as the only white se ttler to be an eyewitness to the last moments of the battl e. 29 Look, Look Again Look closely at this picture of the Battle of the Alamo and answer the following questions: 1.
I couldn’t believe I was still alive—at least for now. I heard the Mexicans call the man in the bright uniform Santa Anna. He made us show him the bodies of Travis, Bowie, and Crockett. He talked to some women who had been hiding in the chapel. I knew one of the ladies. I helped her move her things into the church. She was Susanna Dickinson. She was holding her baby close to her chest. Now Santa Anna has ordered Mrs. Dickinson and me to go to Gonzales, where General Houston is. He said we are to tell Houston he should expect 28 this kind of defeat from the Mexican army.
New York: Hyperion Books for Children, 2003. Walker, Paul Robert. Remember the Alamo: Texians, Tejanos, and Mexicans Tell Their Stories. Washington, DC: National Geographic, 2007. com/topics/alamo This Web site has more history of the Alamo, including several videos. org/ This Web site has more background information on the Battle of the Alamo as well as several activities for kids. , 6, 8–9 Cós, Martín Perfecto de, 6, 8, 16 Crockett, Davy, 10, 28 San Antonio, Texas, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 16, 22 San Fernando Cathedral, 11, 25 Santa Anna, Antonio López de, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 16, 17, 19, 22, 24, 27–28 slaves, 22, 24–29 Dickinson, Susanna, 22, 28, 29 Gonzales, Texas, 5, 8, 12, 28 Houston, Sam, 8–9, 19, 22, 28–29 Tejanas, 22 Texan army, 4–15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 27 Texas Revolution, 4–5 Travis, William Barret, 9–10, 11, 12, 14, 25–26, 28 About the Author Peggy Caravantes, a retired educator, is the author of several nonfiction books for students of all ages.