March 6, 1836 - Inside the church

As the heavy double doors splintered and sagged on their broken hinges, the Mexican soldiers ran through and spread out in the smoke-filled church. As the surged forward, they bayoneted boys ruthlessly slaughtering them.

When they reached the sacristy, off the transept, they found the women waiting. Many were praying. They shot a boy and savagely hoisted him on their bayonets like a bundle of fodder!

At 6:30 A. M. the last of the firing was over. After the battle, 183 Texan defenders had died. There were 600 Mexican soldiers who had been killed or wounded.

What was seen in the plaza area after the battle?

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