Texas, Texans and the Alamo

Santa Anna's Alamo Battle Plan   Plan of San Antonio de Bexar and Alamo, March 1836.
From the Map Collection, The Center for American History.

General Santa Anna's battle map for the military assault on the Alamo. Drawn by Ygnacio de Labastida, the commander of engineers for the Mexican Army, the plan identifies the location of troop and artillery units and shows the area around the Alamo, including the town and military presidio of San Antonio. This image is from a black and white print.

Sam Houston Inaugural Address, 1836.
(first page) From the Earl Vandale Collection,
The Center for American History.
  Sam Houston Inagural Address, 1836

This is Houston's handwritten draft of his inaugural address to be presented to the Senate and House after his election as the first president of the Republic of Texas.

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