The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 6, July 1902 - April, 1903 Page: 310
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310 Texas Historical Association Quarterly.
in some public address of that day, but I cannot say whether the
orator borrowed from the monument or the reverse.
"The altar shape is alluded to in one of my inscriptions, which
now seems out of place on an ornate obelisk; but a form so simple
and stern as that I recommended, though suitable for a massive
structure on the scene of slaughter, was less fitting for an inside
decoration; and the artist did well to amplify the primitive idea
which I gave him.
"I left San Antonio after the monument was begun, and never
saw it till it suddenly turned up in New Orleans in, I think, 1852.
"Nangle died soon after he finished it, and his partner took it to
the city aforesaid. He too disappeared and the monument
after several years of burial among rubbish, was sold for storage
and bought for a trifle by a man named Cavanaugh, whom I per-
suaded to offer it for sale to the State government of Texas. This
eventually led to its being placed where it now is."
A few years later, and before a proper list of the names of those
who fell in the Alamo could be made out, there perished in the
flames, almost entirely, this unique little monument-the price-
less memento of the most heroic event in Texas history, or, for that
matter, in all history.
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