Remember the Alamo! The Runaway Scrape Diary of Belle Wood, Austin's Colony, Texas, 1835-1836

Remember the Alamo! The Runaway Scrape Diary of Belle Wood, Austin's Colony, Texas, 1835-1836

Remember the Alamo! The Runaway Scrape Diary of Belle Wood, Austin's Colony, Texas, 1835-1836

Remember the Alamo! The Runaway Scrape Diary of Belle Wood, Austin's Colony, Texas, 1835-1836

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"Late in 1835, when the Mexican Army surrendered San Antonio and retreated across the Rio Grande, Texians - including young Belle Wood - rejoiced. No one expected more trouble with Mexico. So when Belle's brother, Mac, followed Colonel Travis to the Alamo in January as "a precautionary measure," Belle didn't worry." "Three weeks later, General Santa Anna reentered San Antonio with thousands of troops, taking the 150 doomed Alamo men by surprise. "The news came upon me like a clap of thunder," Belle wrote. "My brother, Mac, is dead."" "As Santa Anna marched eastward, panic ensued. Texians who did not join the fight for independence fled in the mass exodus known as the Runaway Scrape. Belle tells how her family joins the throng pushing to the U.S. border on foot or in any vehicle imaginable. Theirs is a perilous, tragic journey in rain and cold, across sodden prairies and deep mud." "Despite all their trials and difficulties, however, the Texians push on, and throughout Belle's diary runs the story of a proud people determined to save their families from the ravages of war and to rebuild their homes in this new nation - Texas." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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