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Susanna Dickinson (wife of Almeron Dickinson, an artillery officer in the Alamo), April 29, 1836

. . . of the five [Alamo defenders] who, for a moment survived their companions, and threw themselves on the victor's clemency, two were pursued into her room, and subjected in her presence to the most torturing death. They were even raised on the points of the enemy's lances, let down and raised again and again, whilst invoking as a favor, instantaneous death to terminate their anguish, till they were at last too weak to speak, and then expired in convulsion.

 

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