Seige of the Alamo

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Map of the zone fire between Mexican batteries and the Alamo, showing the San Antonio River, various locations of attach, streets, trees, and places where bodies were burned. Distances to various cities are given. Some twentieth century features of the city are superimposed. No scale indicated.

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1 map ; 27 x 37 cm.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 1938?.

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Description

Map of the zone fire between Mexican batteries and the Alamo, showing the San Antonio River, various locations of attach, streets, trees, and places where bodies were burned. Distances to various cities are given. Some twentieth century features of the city are superimposed. No scale indicated.

Physical Description

1 map ; 27 x 37 cm.

Notes

Label in lower-left corner of map: "Zone of fire between Mexican batteries and the Alamo."

Upper-right corner: "Terrain comprised in the zone of fire of the Mexican batteries toward the fortress of the Alamo, with their locations, and the radius of fire of the batteries within assault, March 6, 1836."

Upper-right corner: "Full lines, original streets and buildings. Dotted lines, later streets and buildings. A Alamo, B Court House, C City Hall, D San Fernando Catholic Cathedral."

On verso: "Land of Britain. (1) The South Country. The North Downs run westward from Kent into Surrey, where rolling farmland such as this, [...] hills, downs and gorse-covered commons gradually merge into southern outskirts of the great city [...]."

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  • Accession or Local Control No: HSU-0307002109048
  • Accession or Local Control No: 13.A.2
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth493168

Collections

This map is part of the following collections of related materials.

Abilene Library Consortium

Featuring thousands of newspapers, photographs, sound recordings, technical drawings, and much more, this diverse collection tells the story of Texas through the preservation and exhibition of valuable resources.

Jesse Wallace Williams Map Collection

Historic topographic maps of locations in Texas and surrounding states. The detailed maps include precise locations of roads, waterways, structures and more.

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  • 1938?

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  • Sept. 14, 2014, 8:47 a.m.

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  • Jan. 21, 2015, 12:16 p.m.

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Seige of the Alamo, map, 1938?; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth493168/: accessed February 17, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hardin-Simmons University Library.