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ALAMO FLAG ... the New Orleans Greys Flag. The 4-foot by 3-foot silk banner emblazoned with the words “FIRST COMPANY OF TEXAN VOLUNTEERS FROM NEW ORLEANS” is possibly the only remaining flag in existence known to have flown during the legendary Battle of the Alamo. It is displayed in Mexico City where it was taken as war booty following the famous 1836 battle. Efforts to have the flag returned to the state of Texas have been unsuccessful.
The Martyrs of the Alamo - This earliest surviving Alamo film is the story of the defense of the Spanish mission used as a fortress by 185 Texans and volunteers against an overwhelming Mexican army in 1836. The Martyrs of the Alamo was produced in 1915 by American film pioneer D.W. Griffith. It is an epic film; truly a rare cinematic treat. Release Date: November 21, 1915 (USA)
James Black was an Arkansas blacksmith and the creator of the original Bowie knife designed by Jim Bowie. Bowie was already famous for knife-fighting from his 1827 sandbar duel. But his killing of three assassins in Texas and his death at the Battle of the Alamo made him, and the blacksmith’s knife, legends. Black’s knives were known to be exceedingly tough yet flexible. Black kept his methods for creating the knife very secret and did all of his work behind a leather curtain.