Sunday, March 2nd was Texas Independence Day (also, Bon Jovi, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Dr. Suess’ birthdays, although the four events aren’t related.) With that in mind, we’re sharing some of our Revolution-era newspapers.
The Bennington Vermont Gazette describes events as they transpired from San Jacinto onward, culled from other news sources such as the New York Courier & Enquirer. It contained none of the melodrama of our previous examples…oh, wait: “The poor devils…would hold up their hands, cross themselves, and sing out ‘me no alamo,’ but nothing could save them; the blood of our countrymen was too was too fresh in the memory of our people to let one Mexican escape, until worn down with pursuit and slaughter, they commenced making prisoners.” Sounds like everyone was (allegedly) very excited!
Take a stroll through other examples of these newspapers here.