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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 2

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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.)

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