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After the Alamo is going past renowned fantasy and folklore to discover the occasions and painting the heroes (and the cowards) of the Texas battle for Independence. whereas Texans have been more often than not unsatisfied with their Mexican govt in 1835, such a lot of them didn't wish a progressive battle opposed to Santa Anna. even if there have been scattered violence within the territory, it used to be merely after a band of typically outsiders used to be slaughtered in their recognized safeguard of the Alamo that Texans even tried to arrange formal competition. Then they wound up with governors and 4 army commanders, all at odds with each other. it will take numerous extra tragedies--at San Patricio, Refugio, and Goliad--to eventually weld the Texans right into a unmarried- minded humans prepared to offer every little thing for his or her independence. on the middle of this epic fight used to be James Walker Fannin-- useless, indecisive, very likely cowardly, and at the same time heroic. used to be he a hero or a villain? This e-book probes this seldom- mentioned Texas tale in heart-wrenching aspect after which leaves the choice to you
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Santa Anna himself had Page 2 sent the cannon to the village four years earlier 3 to help the community ward off attacks by Cherokee Indians. If the general now wanted his cannon back, what could these settlers say? It was his right, as president and commander in chief, to assign these weapons whenever and wherever he wanted. He also had a right to withdraw such weapons at his discretion! The argument was sound, but everyone on both sides of the Rio Grande knew what Santa Anna was actually doing.
De Leon frowned as he watched the events unfolding in the town square. He turned to one of the soldiers still at his side. "Go quickly to Bexar. 4 Tell Ugartechea5 what has happened here, and ask him to send reinforcements," de Leon said. In Gonzales, some of the men dragged the Mexican cannon from its mounting and vanished with it in the opposite direction. When they reached the stables on the north end of townbehind the barn, out of sight of Corporal de Leonthey dug a hole and buried the weapon.
He gathered whatever volunteers he could find and ordered them to go to San Antonio to assault the only remaining major Mexican military garrison, located at the Alamo. Then the first problem arose. Although the Texas militia seemed prepared to fight, they were definitely not prepared to do so under the command of Austin, who had no military experience whatsoever and who had evidenced a severe lack of good judgement on several earlier occasions. Austin seemed oblivious to the fact that his men had no trust in his leadership.
After the Alamo by Robert Scott