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Author Topic: 13 days of Glory: Honoring our Texas Hero's Day 7 Jose Esparza  (Read 650 times)
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« on: February 27, 2011, 10:20:08 PM »

José María Esparza (1802-1836), also known as Gregorio Esparza, was born in San Antonio  Esparza had enlisted with Captain Seguín in October 1835. When Gen. Santa Anna and his forces arrived in February 1836, Esparza and his family were advised to take refuge in the Alamo. Although Esparza could have left if he had desired to do so, he decided to stay, and his family remained with him. He tended a cannon during the siege and died when the Alamo fell on March 6, 1836. His brother, Francisco Esparza, recovered his body and arranged for a Christian ceremony and burial. Most of the defenders were not given the same respect.

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