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Dawn at the Alamo

McArdle's Original Draft of His Manuscript on His Conception of the Painting, "Dawn at the Alamo"

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McArdle's draft of the painting concept, page 1

 

Harry Arthur McArdle

San Antonio, Texas

Explanatory notes on

Dawn at the Alamo

            The Alamo Mission defended

by 182 Texans, was, after ten days

and nights bombardment captured

by the Mexican Army of 4,000 men,

under the dictator Santa Anna;

on the morning of the 6th of March 1836.

            The horror and intensity of the resultant

tragedy was expressed in an

inscription on a monument erect-

ed "To the Heroes of the Alamo"; (but

which was destroyed in 1881 in the

fire which consumed the old

Capitol in Austin.) The inscription

read "Thermopylae had its

messenger of defeat, the Alamo

had none." There was not one

defendant left living.

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