Thursday, July 14, 2016

Lost Cannons from the Siege of Bexar

Eyewitness accounts, a community legend, specific artillery inventories before and after the Siege of Bexar, and a detailed count of the cannons in San Antonio on December 10, 1835 at the end of the Siege, all indicate that as many as eight Mexican cannons were rolled into the San Antonio River before daylight on the day the fighting ceased.  They were discovered by city employees in 1911 but not recovered then.  This article provides the historical context for the possibility that these guns are still buried in the river near the Alamo, probably under several feet of silt.  
Who will mount an expedition to locate them and excavate them for exhibit in the soon-to-be renovated Alamo compound?

Click here for the details.  

Lost Cannons from the Siege of Bexar 

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