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Title: Alamo stone
Description: Alamo stone, enclosed in a rectangular wooden case and glass door. Accompanying note: In the year 1954, which marks the centennial of the establishment of the Texas Public School System, this stone is presented to ____. Also: This stone was carved from a larger block of the outer wall that surrounded the Alamo… the larger block was presented to the Texas Memorial Museum by Ms. Emma Burleson, a distinguished member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, and descendant of Gen. Edward Burleson of Texas Revolution fame.
Description: Historical Note: On February 23, 1836, at the Alamo in San Antonio, then called Bexar, Texas rebels led by William Barret Travis made their stand against Santa Anna's vastly superior Mexican army. On the second day of the siege, Travis called for reinforcements by writing a letter, signed Victory or Death, and dated February 24, 1836. Santa Anna's troops broke through on March 6. All of the defenders of the Alamo died. Edward Burleson Sr. (1798-1851), was a member of Stephen Fuller Austin's second colony; military commander at San Jacinto, in the Cherokee War, and during the Mexican War; and politician who served as vice president of the Republic of Texas (1841) and state senator (1846-1851).
Description: Related Collection: Edward Burleson Sr. Papers at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History. See ATF0053 for an additional stone fragment from the Alamo outer wall.
Citation information: ATF0059, Artifacts collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
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