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Three Bodies Found At The Alamo

Discussion in 'Military History' started by GRW, Dec 14, 2019.

  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    No word on whether they're connected to the battle yet.
    "AN ANTONIO (AP) — THE remains of three people were found at the Alamo amid an archaeological exploration ahead of planned renovations at the site of one of the most famous battles in American history, state officials said.
    The remains of an infant, a teenager or young adult, and an adult were found during archaeological exploration in Alamo church's monks burial room and nave, the Texas General Land Office said in a news release Friday."
    www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2019-12-14/remains-of-3-people-found-during-renovations-at-the-alamo
     
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    Jack B Active Member Patron  

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    Amazing to think they've only been found now.
     
  3. KodiakBeer

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    The mission building was there at least 100 years before the battle, and before that stone structure was built there was a wooden or adobe structure, although I don't recall when that was built. It would seem doubtful given the circumstances after the fight, that anyone from the battle was buried in the mission itself.

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    Jack B Active Member Patron  

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    Good points.
     
  5. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    Yeah, the experts think all the fatalities from the battle were cremated.
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    I was there this week. Did not see anything about this at the time.
     

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