History of the revolution in Texas, particularly of the war of 1835 & '36; together with the latest geographical, topographical, and statistical accounts of the country, from the most authentic sources. Also, an appendix. By the Rev. C. Newell. Page: 99 of 227
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REVOLUTION IN TEXAS.
s 3d.-The enemy fired a few cannon and musket
shots at the city. I wrote to Mexico, directing my letters
to be sent to Bexar-that before three months the campaign
would be ended. The General-in.Chief went
out to reconnoitre. A battery was erected on the north
of the Alamo, within musket shot. Official despatches
were received from Urrea, announcing that he had
routed the colonists of San Patricio-killing sixteen,
and taking twenty-one prisoners. The bells were rung.
The battalions of Zapadores, Aldama, and Toluca, arrived.
The enemy attempted a sally in the night at
the sugar-mill, but were repulsed by our advance.
" 4th.-Commenced firing very early, which the ene.
my did not return. In the afternoon one or two shots
were fired by them. A meeting of Generals and
Colonels was held. After a long conference, Cos,
Castrillon, and others, were of opinion that the Alamo
should be assaulted after the arrival of two twelvepounders,
expected on the 7th inst. The President,
Gen. Ramirez, and I, were of opinion that the twelve.
pounders should not be waited for, but the assault
made. In this state things remained, the General not
coming to any definite resolution."
The storming of the Alamo took place on the morn.
ing of the 6th, the second after the conference of the
Mexican officers. The events of that memorable morn.
ing, on which was exhibited perhaps the most obsti.
nate and determinate valor ever known, have been but
very partially related, since not an American belonging
to the fort-except a woman, Mrs. Dickerson, and a
negro man, Col. Travis' servant-was left to tell the
tale. The account the most to be relied upon, and
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Newell, Chester. History of the revolution in Texas, particularly of the war of 1835 & '36; together with the latest geographical, topographical, and statistical accounts of the country, from the most authentic sources. Also, an appendix. By the Rev. C. Newell., book, 1838; New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6109/m1/99/: accessed April 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .