The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 37, July 1933 - April, 1934 Page: 115
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A Critical Study of the Siege of the Alamo
government and asked for a photograph of Santa Anna that was
authentic and a good likeness of the man. The picture sent is of
the period of his dictatorship. He wears a full-dress uniform of
the rank of a general. His face is clean-shaved, the mouth is
grim, and the eyes are moody.' This picture is that of an older
looking man than the Santa Anna who invaded Texas in 1836.
At that time he was regarded as a very handsome man. He was
5 feet, 10 inches in height and rather spare. His complexion was
dark, black hair, short black whiskers, without mustache, mod-
erately high forehead and large, black, expressive eyes. He was
graceful, genteel and dignified in deportment, a man of agreeable
even fascinating manners. His conduct in Texas, however, placed
a stigma of heartless cruelty and treachery upon his reputation
that even a century has not obliterated.2
"See McArdle's Alamo Book, Texas State Library. The photograph in
that book is the same picture that was sent to McArdle by the Mexican
'The facts of the above sketch have been compiled from the following
Ram6n Martinez Caro, Verdadera Idea, translated by C. E. Casta-
ieda; Vicente Filisola, La Guerra de Tejas, translated by C. E. Casta-
fieda; Josh Urrea, Diario, translated by C. E. Castafieda; Santa Anna,
Memoirs, translated by Willie Ward Watkins; George Lockhart Rives,
The United States and Mexico, I, 207-210; Bancroft, The History of
Memico, V, 138-139; Justin Smith, "Santa Anna," A.merican Historical
Association Reports, 1917, 357-358; C. R. Wharton, El Presidente; Bos-
ton Evening Transcript, June 17, 1836.
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Texas State Historical Association & Barker, Eugene C. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 37, July 1933 - April, 1934, periodical, 1934; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101094/m1/129/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.