Title: Fall of Bejar & Surrender of Gen. Cós
Author: Martín Perfecto de Cós
Date: December 14, 1835
Collection: Broadside Collection
Fall of Bejar & Surrender of Gen. Cós
Gen. Martín Perfecto de Cós and his 1,200 soldiers were entrenched in San Antonio. Three hundred men volunteered to go with Ben Milam into San Antonio to attack. Cós herded his soldiers into the Alamo and surrendered on December 11.
Title: The Façade of the Alamo Chapel (Gov. Dolph and Mrs. Janey Briscoe Alamo Daguerreotype).
Collection: Prints and Photographs Collection
Battle of the Alamo
The Façade of the Alamo Chapel
This 1849 daguerreotype of the façade of the Alamo chapel in San Antonio is the earliest datable photograph taken in Texas and the only extant photographic view of the Alamo made prior to its reconstruction in 1850.