Melodie A. Cuate



Here is a collection of photographs taken during my research.

Journey to the Alamo, Book One

When Hannah went back to 1836, she saw a soldier on top of the Alamo church,
peering through a spyglass.

old Spanish coin

Young Francisco Esparza had a coin his uncle had given him. It was about
the size of a dime. Francisco's uncle was in the Mexican army, and his
father was Gregorio Esparza, Alamo defender.

Travis’s ring

Travis gave his cat's eye ring to Angelina Dickinson.

Hannah’s cross

Hannah received this cross as a gift.

Journey to San Jacinto, Book Two

San Jacinto Monument

The San Jacinto Monument

Mexican battle line and cannon position

The Mexican army's one cannon was positioned here during the Battle of San Jacinto.

San Jacinto battle site

Spanish moss hung from the trees on the battleground.

Sam Houston was injured during the battle.

During the battle, Houston's ankle was shattered by a musket ball at this location.
Beneath the trees in the distance were the Mexican army's cannon and breastworks.

Mexican soldiers surrender here

Colonel Almonte gathered together many of the Mexican soldiers who survived the
Battle of San Jacinto and surrendered them to the Texian forces.

wild hog

James dragged back a dead hog by its hind leg.

Journey to Gonzales, Book Three

Guadalupe River

On the banks of the Guadalupe River, presidial soldados and Gonzales residents were entrenched in the trees, watching each other. The presidial soldados had come to retrieve the Gonzales cannon.

soldier’s tin cup

A tin cup would be a common item that the soldados would carry in a haversack when they traveled from place to place. Hannah and Jackie used a cup like this one to prepare coffee.

cornhusk doll

Hannah and Jackie found a cornhusk doll in Private Ramires's haversack.

“Come and Take It” Cannon

Even though the Gonzales cannon was small, it made a loud noise when it was fired.
To hide the cannon from the soldados, Nick helped bury it in a peach grove.

Journey to Goliad, Book Four

San Antonio River

Hannah, Nick, and Jackie walked along the bank of the San Antonio River.
They decided to take a break and get a drink of water.

 whitetail deer

While walking along the riverbank, Jackie noticed a group of whitetail deer.

vultures in the trees

Hannah noticed some vultures perched in a tree near the river.

chapel tower

Hannah, Nick, and Jackie saw this tower in the distance.

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