"To Whom Was This Sacrifice Useful"?

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Introduction -- (English) or (Versión en Español)
I) "...a rabble of wretched adventurers..." -- (English) or (Versión en Español)
1. Provincial Deputy Ambrosio María de Aldasoro to Texas Governor Antonio Martínez, Monterrey, January 17, 1821. Autograph letter signed, CN 10457, Béxar Archives. image
  2. Stephen F. Austin, Map of Texas With Parts of the Adjoining States Compiled by Stephen F. Austin. Philadelphia: H. S. Tanner, 1835. J. P. Bryan Map Collection. image
  3. Stephen F. Austin, Translation of the Laws, Orders, and Contracts, on Colonization from January 21, 1821, Up to This Time. . . . San Filipe [sic] de Austin, Texas: Printed by Godwin B. Cotten, November, 1829. CN 08405, Texas Collection Library. image
  4. Portrait of Stephen F. Austin, by William Howard, 1833. Miniature watercolor portrait on ivory, James Perry Bryan Papers. image
  5. Gen. Martín Perfecto de Cos to Political Chief at Béxar, October 17, 1835. Autograph letter signed, Béxar Archives. image
  6. Portrait of General Cos, possibly after William H. Croome, ca. 1848, in John Frost, Pictorial History of Mexico and the Mexican War. . . . Philadelphia: Charles Desilver, 1869. Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin. image
  7. Joseph Henry Barnard, "List of the men under the Command of Col. J. W. Fannin, at Goliad in March 1836. Corrected from the list published in the 'Telegraph' of Nov. 9th 1836.” Autograph document, Joseph Henry Barnard Papers. image
  8. Nicolás de la Portilla, “Copia de un apunte suelto de la campaña de Tejas, que principia en 18 de marzo de 1836. . . . Autograph document, José Enrique de la Peña Collection. image
II) "...the instigators of the war...declared independence...." -- (English or Versión en Español)
  1. "Houston's Address To His Army," from The Devil's Comical Oldmanick, 1837. With Comic Engravings of All the Principal Events of Texas. New York: Fisher & Turner [1836]. Texas Collection Library. image
  2. Portrait of Sam Houston, by J. C. Buttre, 1858, after a daguerreotype by B. P. Paige (n.d.). Engraving, CN 00441, Prints and Photographs Collection. image
  3. Richard Ellis to Sam Houston, Washington [on-the-Brazos], March 5, 1836. Autograph letter signed, Sam Houston Hearne Papers. image
  4. Republic of Texas, Unanimous Declaration of Independence, by the Delegates of the People of Texas, in General Convention, at the Town of Washington, on the Second Day of March, 1836. San Felipe de Austin: Printed by Baker and Bordens, 1836. Broadside, Earl Vandale Collection. image
  5. William Fairfax Gray, Journal entry, Washington-on-the-Brazos, March 2, 1836. Autograph document signed, Earl Vandale Collection. image
  6. Texas Army, Commander-in-Chief, Army Orders, Convention Hall, Washington, March 2, 1836 [San Felipe de Austin: Baker and Bordens, 1836]. Broadside, CN 01013, Broadside Collection. image
  7. Texas Forever!! [New Orleans? 1836]. Broadside, CN 00834, Broadside Collection. image
III) "...the path that strong souls choose in crisis..." -- (English or Versión en Español)
  1. William Barret Travis Diary entry, Austin, March 1834. Autograph document, William Barret Travis Papers. image
  2. Portrait of David Crockett, by John Gadsby Chapman, oil on canvas [n. d.]. Art Collection, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Texas at Austin. image
  3. Portrait of David Crockett, after a painting by S. S. Osgood, Childs & Lehman Lithographers, Philadelphia [ca. 1830s]. Lithograph portrait, Prints and Photographs Collection. image
  4. “O Kentucky: The Hunters of Kentucky!!!” [David Crockett, cover illustration], Davy Crockett's 1837 Almanack of Wild Sports in the West, Life in the Backwoods, & Sketches of Texas, Vol. I, No. 3, “Go Ahead.” Nashville: 1836. CN 10458, Texas Collection Library. image
  5. "Fall of the Alamo--Death of Crockett," by an unknown artist, from Davy Crockett's 1837 Almanack, of Wild Sports in the West, Life in the Backwoods, & Sketches of Texas, Vol. I, No. 3, “Go Ahead.” Nashville: 1836. CN 04904, Texas Collection Library. image
  6. "Crockett at the Alamo," from The Idle Hour Book, or Scrapiana; Being a Nerve-Worker, Care Destroyer, and Genuine Countenance Disturber . . . Containing all the Information Necessary to Raise a Laugh at the Shortest Notice. . . . New York: Turner & Fisher, ca. 1848. Texas Collection Library. image
  7. Helen Chapman to My Dear Mother, May 1, 1834. Autograph letter signed, William W. Chapman Papers. image
IV) "...I propose to write a review of the Texas Campaign...." -- (English or Versión en Español)
  1. El mosquito mexicano, Tom. 3, num. 87, 3 de febrero de 1837. Newspaper, Genaro García Collection, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin. image1
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  2. Ytinerario de las jornadas que ha hecho el espresado cuerpo desde la ciudad de San Luís Potosí el día 17 de Nobiembre de 1835. Autograph document, José Enrique de la Peña Collection. image
  3. Ejército de Operaciones. Estado que manifiesta la fuerza efectiva que tienen los cuerpos que componen el espresado hoy dia de la fecha, Matamoros, Julio 1, 1836. Autograph document, José Enrique de la Peña Collection. image
  4. José Enrique de la Peña, La rebelión de Texas; manuscrito inédito de 1836, por un oficial de Santa Anna. 2nd edition, Mexico: 1955. Texas Collection Library. image
  5. José Enrique de la Peña, With Santa Anna in Texas: A Personal Narrative of the Revolution. Trans. and ed. by Carmen Perry, College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 1975. Texas Collection Library. image
V) "To whom was this sacrifice useful?..." -- (English or Versión en Español)
  1. Ygnacio de Labastida, “Plano de la ciudad de San Antonio de Béxar y fortificación del Alamo . . . Marzo de 1836.” Autograph document, Texas Map Collection. image
  2. José Juan Sánchez Navarro, “Fuerte de San Antonio de Valero, llamado comunmente del Alamo . . . 1836.” Autograph document, CN 01579 Pt. 1 & 2, José Juan Sánchez Navarro Papers. image
  3. Carlos Sánchez-Navarro [y Peón], La guerra de Tejas; memorias de un soldado. Méjico: Editorial Polis, 1938. CN 10459, Texas Collection Library. image
  4. Manuscript pages describing the deaths of William Barret Travis and David Crockett. Autograph document, José Enrique de la Peña Narrative, José Enrique de la Peña Collection. image
  5. “More Particulars Respecting the Fall of the Alamo,” in Telegraph and Texas Register, March 24, 1836. Texas Newspaper Collection. image1
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  6. The Façade of the Alamo Chapel, 1849. Gov. Dolph and Mrs. Janey Briscoe Alamo Daguerreotype, Prints and Photographs Collection. image
VI) "[O]n the 21st of April everything was lost, men, arms, and reputation." -- (English or Versión en Español)
  1. Republic of Texas Army, Texas Official!!, New Orleans, 1836. Broadside, CN 01841, Broadside Collection. image
  2. “Genl. Houston, Santa Anna & Cos,” by Edward Williams Clay, lithograph cartoon by H. R. Robinson. New York: H. R. Robinson, 1836. Lithograph, CN 01255, Prints and Photographs Collection. image
  3. Edwin Meyrick, Texian Grand March, for the Piano Forte. New York: William Hall & Son, 1835 [sic]. CN 01226, Texas Collection Library. image
  4. Relación de los Gefes y oficiales que cayeron prisioneros en la acción de San Jacinto el 21 de Abril de 1836,” Matamoros, July 1, 1836. Autograph document, CN 10456, José Enrique de la Peña Collection. image
  5. Santa Anna to Vicente Filisola, April 22, 1836. Autograph letter signed, Julia Sinks Papers. image1
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  6. The Devil's Comical Texas Oldmanick, 1837. With Comic Engravings of All the Principal Events of Texas. New York: Fisher & Turner, 1836. Texas Collection Library. image
  7. "Evacuation of Texas! By the Mexicans under Filisola!" in The Devil's Comical Texas Oldmanick, 1837. New York: Fisher & Turner, 1836. Texas Collection Library. image
VII) "Never has General Santa Anna performed a more contemptable deed...." -- (English or Versión en Español)
  1. Color lithograph of Gen. Vicente Filisola, in Héroes que proclamaron la independencia. Paris: Thierry frères, [n.d.]. Genaro García Collection, Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection, The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin. image
  2. Vicente Filisola, Memorias para la historia de la guerra de Tejas. Vol. 1. México: R. Rafael, 1848-49. CN 10460, Texas Collection Library. image
  3. Commentary on General Filisola's memoirs of the Texas campaign (undated fragment). Autograph document, José Enrique de la Peña Collection. image
  4. José Urrea, Diario de las operaciones militares de la división que al mando del General José Urrea hizo la campaña de Tejas. Victoria de Durango, 1838. Texas Collection Library. image
  5. Signature page, Secret Treaty of Velasco, May 14, 1836. Autograph document signed, Paul C. Crusemann Collection. image
  6. Antonio López de Santa Anna, Manifiesto que de sus operaciones en la campaña de Tejas y en su cautiverio dirige a sus conciudadanos. . . . Veracruz, 1837. Texas Collection Library. image
  7. “Equestrian Portrait of General Santa Anna,” engraved by W. H. Dodd [n. d.]. Hand-tinted engraving, Prints and Photographs Collection. image
  8. Antonio López de Santa Anna, Las guerras de México con Tejas y los Estados Unidos. México: Vda. de Ch. Bouret, 1910. Texas Collection Library. image
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