Ep. 12: The Alamo Survivors

180 years ago, every Alamo defender lost his life.  But not everyone who was in the Alamo died.  Learn some stories of the folks who survived the battle and a little about the effect of the defeat on the government of the young Republic of Texas.


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Angelina Dickinson, the “Babe of the Alamo”

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Enrique Esparza was 8 years old at the time of the battle.


A drawing of Travis’ servant Joe identifying bodies for Santa Anna

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Susanna Dickinson, perhaps the most famous Alamo survivor

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3 comments on “Ep. 12: The Alamo Survivors

  1. Scott Reeves says:

    As an old man, Enrique Esparza claimed in an early 1900’s interview that he remembered Crockett and that the Tejanos called him Don Benito. He says that approx days 8, 9, 10 were days that Santa Anna called an armistice and that “Don Benito” met with him each day to negotiate a surrender. I’ve not heard this elsewhere. Is there any contemporary corroboration?

    1. Ken Wise says:

      No that I know of.

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