The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 48, July 1944 - April, 1945 Page: 18
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Alamo-that is to say, in the houses near the fort. A new forti-
fication was commenced by us near the house of McMullen. In
the random firing the enemy wounded 4 of the Cazadores de
Matamoros battalion, and 2 of the battalion of Jimenes, and
killed one corporal and a soldier of the battalion of Matamoros.
Our fire ceased in the afternoon. In the night two batteries
were erected by us on the other side of the river in the Alameda
of the Alamo-the battalion of Matamoros was also posted
there, and the cavalry was posted on the hills to the east of the
enemy, and in the road from Gonzales at the Casa Mata Antigua.
At half past eleven at night we retired. The enemy, in the night,
burnt the straw and wooden houses in their vicinity, but did
not attempt to set fire with their guns to those in our rear.
A strong north wind commenced at nine at night.
Friday, 26th.-The northern wind continued very strong;
the thermometer fell to 39, and during the rest of the day
remained at 60. At daylight there was a slight skirmish be-
tween the enemy and a small party of the division of the east,
under command of General Sesma. During the day the firing
from our cannon was continued. The enemy did not reply, except
now and then. At night the enemy burnt the small houses near
the parapet of the battalion of San Luis, on the other side of
the river. Some sentinels were advanced. In the course of the
day the enemy sallied out for wood and water, and were opposed
by our marksmen. The northern wind continues.
[To be continued.]
[The New York Herald, June 25, 1836]
ALMONTE'S JOURNAL OF THE MEXICAN CAMPAIGN.
TAKING OF BEXAR-REINFORCEMENT OF THE ENEMY FROM LA
BAHIA-FIRING FROM THE ALAMO-ALMONTE'S OPINION OF THE
CAMPAIGN-CAPTURE OF SAN PATRICIO-COUNCIL OF WAR
ON ASSAULTING THE ALAMO-SANTA ANNA UNDECIDED.
We continue our translations from this highly interesting
document. Some of the opinions and transactions recorded are
quite curious. This portion of the Journal brings us down to the
Council of War at which was deliberated the assault of the
Alamo, in which Travis and his brave companions were
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