Post by loucapitano on Nov 14, 2017 12:17:55 GMT -5
I think, after many years, that this is one of the best renditions of the Alamo. Perhaps some latrine facilities might be added into the "cattle pen." I still have some questions about the building off the Southwest corner, which name I've forgotten. Wouldn't the Texans have knocked it down or at least removed the wooden roof slats for use in the fort? It just seems strange they would leave building in such close proximity that the enemy could exploit. Perhaps this has been addressed previously, but I'm getting forgetfull at my age. Lou from Long Island
Yes. I need to add the latrines. The building to the southeast is the Charli house and may have been more of a ruin than shown. On March 6, Morales’ men were able to use it for cover as they approached and took the SW corner (18-pounder position). You may recall that the Texians were able to burn the nearby jacales but this stone or adobe building was not so easy. Perhaps if they had not been surprised by the untimely arrival of the Mexican army in late February, they would have cleared this jeopardy.
Last Edit: Nov 18, 2017 11:11:39 GMT -5 by jrboddie