Bronze Sculpture ‘’ THE MESSENGER ’’
Alamo statues part of a new sculpture trail in downtown San Antonio. Bronze Sculpture ‘’ THE MESSENGER ’’ bronze sculptures in Cavalry Courtyard.
Location Bronze Sculpture ‘’ THE MESSENGER ’’ location
It is an honor to have my monumental Bronze Sculpture ‘’ THE MESSENGER ’’ installed April 29th at the Alamo, San Antonio. TX. ‘’THE MESSENGER is a memorial to John W. Smith. The last messenger sent from the Alamo by Col William Travis in 1836. However, He rode out to get reinforcements. The monumental bronze is 12.5 feet in height and placed on the Alamo Sculpture Trail. Hence there will be 14 bronze sculptures including mine, placed between the Alamo and the Briscoe Western Art Museum. As a result, the sculpture can be viewed in the Calvary Courtyard at the Alamo.
Bronze maquettes height 21.5’’ H 19’’ L W- 8.5’’ and are available for the purchase of $5000. limited edition 50
The Story of ‘’ THE MESSENGER ’’
On February 24, 1836, William Barret Travis, Commander of the Texian rebels in the former mission hence it is known as the Alamo, wrote a plea for help as they were surrounded by enemy forces under Mexican dictator Santa Anna. Addressed to “The People of Texas and All Americans in the world” and signed “Victory or Death,”. This letter is known as one of the most stirring documents in American history. Commandant of The Alamo Bejar, Feby. 24th. 1836 To the People of Texas & All Americans in the World- Fellow Citizens & compatriots.
Bronze Sculpture ‘’ THE MESSENGER ’’ History
I am besieged, by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna. I have sustained a continual Bombardment and cannonade for 24 hours and also have not lost a man. The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise, the garrison is to be put to the sword. If the fort is taken – I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, not only but also our flag still waves proudly from the walls – I shall never surrender or retreat.
Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism and also everything dear to the American character and to come to our aid, with all dispatch. The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily and will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days. If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible and die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor also that of his country – Victory or Death.
William Barret Travis. Lt. Col. comdt.
- S. The Lord is on our side – When the enemy appeared in sight we had not three bushels of corn – We have since found in deserted houses 80 or 90 bushels and got into the walls 20 or 30 head of Beeves.