San Antonio, Texas: Alamo Bodies Burned Nearby

Often-overlooked bronze and marble plaques mark where the corpses of Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, and the other Alamo casualties were burned in a big bonfire by the victorious Mexicans. Marker was moved; pyre was nearby.
Address:
E. Commerce St., San Antonio, TX
Directions:
Two blocks south of the Alamo. On the south side of E. Commerce St. midway between Alamo Plaza and Bowie St. The plaques are set into a low wall along the sidewalk, just east of the crosswalk leading across the street to a parking garage.
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Alamo funeral pyre burial marker.

Alamo Bodies Burned Plaque

Located directly across the street from the parking garage of the shops at Rivercenter. The inscription on the original marble plaque reads:

"On this spot bodies of heroes slain at the Alamo were burned on a funeral pyre. Fragments of the bodies were afterward buried here. This tablet is the gift of relatives of Green B. Jemision and of other friends. - De Zavala Chapter Texas Landmarks Assn."

[Jim, 10/11/2019]

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