The Alamo
San Antonio, TX
Last Updated June 29, 2014

John Wayne's Movie Set
Brackettville, TX
July 17, 2007
  August 2008
Joel Manuel
Baton Rouge, LA
Alamo Compound Today   Google Earth Aerial Photo February 7, 2014
1. Alamo Links
2. Alamo Defenders
4. Historical Map of the Alamo
5. Men who are known to have died in defense of the Alamo

6. Excavations at the Alamo Shrine
7. Bachelor of Arts in History: the Alamo
8. Inside the Gates - Robert E. Lee in Texas
9. Robert E. Lee in Texas, by Carl Coke Rister, Chapter 10
10. Battle of the Alamo (Lee at the Alamo)

11. The Alamo - Facts & Summary -
12. Alamo Plaza - City of San Antonio | Official Web Site
13. The Alamo | Texas Almanac
14. Fun Facts about the Alamo

15. The Alamo - Facts & Summary -
16. Descriptions of the structures that comprise the Alamo compound
17. Capturing the Alamo: A Database of Architectural History Home    Site-Index
1805 Hospital
32 Men from Gonzales Monument
Alamo Movie Set, Brackettville, TX
Baptismal Font
Church (or Shrine)  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9
Convento Well
Corral  2
Crockett Death Marker
Gift Shop
Line in the Sand Marker
Long Barrack  2  3  4  5        Museum  2
Low Barracks
Main Gateway
Mill Stone
North Wall (Federal Building)
Original Acequia  2  3
Original Cannons
Original Chapel Statue
Original Property Line
Palisade Wall  2
South Wall
Southwest Corner (18pdr Site)  2
Spanish Cannons  2
Spirit of Sacrifice Cenotaph  2
Travis Death Site  2
West Wall      Remains of West Wall
Interpretive Markers:    
Aerial view
Alamo, a story bigger than Texas
Alamo Church statue
Alamo in 1836  2
Alamo diorama
Alamo mission original property line
Acequia or irrigation ditch
Baptismal font
Boy Scouts 1936 Plaque
Carrondade (cannon)
Convento well
Crockett death site
Defense of the Alamo
Doctors at the Alamo
Finding your way around the Alamo
Founding of mission & origin of name
Lest we forget, Clara Driscoll
Letter from the Alamo
Line in the sand
Missions & Missions and Presidios
Mission mill
Spanish cannon  2
Spanish mission and military post
South wall/low barracks & main gateway
Southwestern room
Spanish hospital
Travis defending the north wall
Wall foundation and structure description
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Enlarge The Alamo Church (or Shrine), view looking east. The internationally recognized facade and the two upper corner windows were added by the US Army around 1850. The visitors in the far right of the picture are standing close to where Crockett and his Tennessean's defended the cedar palisade wall. The rock structure extending from the south wall of the church was constructed several years after the siege

Enlarge Today   Enlarge The Civil War, c1861   Enlarge The Siege, 1836   Enlarge  2 The Mission Period, 1700s
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(9-2013) Enlarge Long Barrack from steps of the Federal Building and approximate site where Travis was killed at the north wall. The Long Barrack runs N/S. View looking south


(7-2007) Enlarge Alamo Church from southwest corner of Long Barrack. This view in 1836 can be seen in the interpretive marker
1836: The Siege of the Alamo
1861: Texas secedes from the Union and joins the Confederate States of America, all Federal military facilities, including the Alamo, were surrendered. The Alamo continued to be used as a military warehouse until the end of the war in 1865
1865: The last land battle of the Civil War is fought near Brownsville in May. U.S. troops returned after the close of the war, occupying the Alamo until their move began in 1877


(7-2007) Enlarge Interpretive marker in previous photo


(7-2007) Enlarge Alamo compound diorama in photo above


(7-2007) Enlarge South wall of Long Barrack. Alamo Church in right background

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