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José Enrique de la Peña Collection, 1835–1840, 1857. 1 ft. 3 in.
Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin
The bulk of the collection consists of Peña's personal papers, which provide an eyewitness account of the Mexican army's campaign to suppress the Texas Revolution. The Peña account provides a look at the maneuverings of the Mexican army in Texas, descriptions of disputes between Santa Anna and his officers, a recounting of the battle of San Jacinto, and a version of Col. James Fannin's execution at Goliad. Additionally, a detailed description of the battle of the Alamo includes a controversial report that Mexican soldiers captured David Crockett after the battle ended and executed him on Santa Anna's orders. Also in the collection are Mexican military records from the Texas Revolution, including an itinerary of the Battalion of San Luis, an official list of Mexican army commanders and officers taken prisoner at San Jacinto, a commentary on General Filisola's narrative of the Texas campaign, and correspondence Peña received.
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