The New Orleans Greys flag, sent back to Mexico City by Santa Anna to prove that the US was somehow involved in the Texian revolution, is the only know flag to have survived the Alamo battle. It's now on display in Chapultepec castle in Mexico City in the Museo Nacional de Historia located inside the castle. While numerous efforts to get the flag returned to Texas have failed, a recent bill in the Texas legislature is bringing up the issue once more.
Last Edit: Mar 11, 2011 20:49:06 GMT -5 by neferetus
now i don't know what specifically those are .... but i am sure those are muskets in that picture and not rifles.
i would take a guess and say that it would be more appropriate to display this with mexican weapons, since in mexico ..... and it kind of symbolizes the texan flag flanked on either side, or guarded or something, by mexican weapons.
from my google searching to try to find the answer this is what i found:
both texans and mexicans used a variety of weapons, and it seems there isn't concrete facts on weapons used. although it seems accepted that a very common weapon for the mexican army was the 3rd model brown bess. -http://www.tamu.edu/faculty/ccbn/dewitt/adp/history/1836/the_battle/the_weapons/mexweapons.html
and, in case you are wondering why a musket isn't a rifle.......... "A musket is a muzzle-loaded, smooth bore long gun, fired from the shoulder. ... The musket replaced the arquebus, and was in turn replaced by the rifle." -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musket
what makes a rifle? -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rifle