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Ruins of the Church of the Alamo, San Antonio de Bexar.

Author(s) -   Everett, Edward ; Graham, C.B., Lithographer

Date -   August 23, 1846 - 1850

Topic- Cultural Productions, En Route to the Front, Troop Movements and Logistics, Remembering the War, U.S. Military Preparation, Other Mexican Towns and Cities, U.S. Support for the War, Texas Annexation

Publication Information -   Report of the Secretary of War, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate, a map showing the operations of the army of the United States in Texas and the adjacent Mexican states on the Rio Grande; accompanied by astronomical observations, and descriptive and military memoirs of the country..   Published by: W. M. Belt, Washington, D.C., 1850

Format -   Images

Collection -   Garrett Bay D

Call Number -   E 405.4 .U58

Description -   The view of the Alamo represented in this 1850 lithograph is based upon an original watercolor made in 1846-1848 by Sgt. Edward Everett of the First Regiment of Illinois Volunteers during the U.S. War with Mexico. It depicts the ruins of the Alamo mission church during its use as a U.S. Army depot and before a scroll-like pediment to the facade was added. Everett made the sketch to illustrate a report detailing a march into northern Mexico by troops under General John E. Wool, who served as Taylor's aide-de-camp at the Battle of Buena Vista in February 1847. Everett's original watercolor is now in the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas. See Richard Eighme Ahlborn, The San Antonio Missions: Edward Everett and the American Occupation, 1847 (Amon Carter Museum, 1985).

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