Post by mjbrathwaite on Apr 4, 2017 22:00:47 GMT -5
Welcome Howard. Most of our members seem to be on holiday at present, but we do have some lively discussions from time to time. Like you, I'd like to spend a day at the Alamo. The only time I've seen it was in the middle of the night when I passed through San Antonio, at which time it was closed. The Greyhound Bus driver made an unscheduled trip there so my companion and I could see it.
Post by loucapitano on Apr 8, 2017 15:30:27 GMT -5
Howard, welcome to the Alamo Forum. If you want information about all things "Alamo" you've come to the right place. You can hardly believe all the scholarship and information this forum makes available. Best of all, the members love to share our passion for this unforgettable bit of Americana and Texacana (sic). I don't know what background you have on the Battle and supporting events. There are dozens of historical books on the Alamo as well as some entertaining fiction that many of our member devour frequently. Plus, the forum itself, has a wealth of information as well as primary sources to thrill the armchair historian.(like me) As far as Green B. Jameson, he is one of the pivotal people at the Alamo thanks to his military engineering ability. Most books include his efforts as integral to the Alamo's defenses. Personally, I think given more time (the Mexican Army showed up six weeks early) he might have been able to turn the mission into a formidable fortress. The beauty of the forum is that other members may disagree and lively discussions often follow. Again, welcome Lou from Long Island