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 they surged forward, they bayoneted boys ruthlessly slaughtering them.

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

As the Mexicans crashed into the barrack rooms, they struggled with defending men, clutching and wrestling in the smoke-filled darkness. Outnumbered, the Texans were beaten down.

And what after the battle?

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