McArdle's Original Draft of His Manuscript on His Conception of the Painting, "Dawn at the Alamo"
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One woman and her baby
of Caucasian race, with some
Mexican women and children
were all that escaped from that
"hell of slaughter".
In regard to the
view; the spectator is supposed
to be where the west pavement of
Alamo Plaza is now — a little
South of Houston Street — and
looking southeast, from which
position the Alamo Church is seen
as presented in the picture. A
portion being hidden by what is
now a warehouse (Hugo & Schmeltzers.)
but was then the Convent: in an
upper room of which Bowie was
killed on his cot, where he was
dying of pneumonia (not howev-
er before he had added a few
to the host of the slain.)
McArdle's Original Draft of His Manuscript on His Conception of the Painting, "Dawn at the Alamo", Dawn at the Alamo Notebook, The McArdle Notebooks, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.