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a siege and massacre at a mission in San Antonio in 1836

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As four columns of infantry swarmed the Alamo, the morning claimed its first Mexican victim, Juan Basquez, a hapless conscript who had been sentenced to 10 years' military service without pay as punishment for desertion.
Brear's central concern is not the Alamo as myth, however, but the manner in which the myth is utilized by the current official guardians of the Alamo, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
In addition to the Alamo, the shrines include missions at Concepcion, San Jose, San Juan and Espada, all in San Antonio.
And so to meet the ever-increasing operational needs of the Alamo, the GLO has determined to change its day-to-day management from the DRT and move in a new direction," Bush said in a joint statement with DRT President Ellen McCaffrey.