The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 37, July 1933 - April, 1934 Page: 44
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
"Tennessee boys" died near him, and that they had piled up
many of the enemy about them. They had done their best to
defend that portion of the fort that had been assigned to them..
The last man to fall in the battle was Jacob Walker, a gunner
from Nacogdoches. After his cannon had become useless, and
he had been severely wounded, he fled from his position on the
wall of the church to the room below where the women and
children were. There he was killed at Mrs. Dickinson's side,
pleading for his life. But in vain; "the Mexicans tossed his
body on their bayonets as a farmer would toss a bundle of hay.""
After the carnage was practically over the Mexicans found
five Texans hidden beneath some mattresses in the long barracks.
Ram6n Martinez Caro describes their fate. Thus the Alamo
fell. Thus died its brave defenders.
"I recognized Colonel Crockett lying dead and mutilated between the
church and the two-story barracks; I even remember seeing his peculiar
cap by his side." See, also, Ruiz's account. The Arkansas Advocate,
April 15, 1836, prints Jesse B. Badgett's account of the Alamo disaster.
He said that after the death of Travis John J. Baugh took com-
mand of the Alamo, but was killed in a short time, and then, the com-
mand devolved upon Crockett who likewise soon fell, fighting desperately.
sWilliam Kennedy, Texas, 187-189; Telegraph and Texas Register,
March 24, 1836; William Gray, From Virginia to Texas, 137-138. Many
writers of Texas history have quoted thesee sources for this statement.
"'Morphis, History of Texas, 176; Telegraph and Texas Register, March
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