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The Alamo Cenotaph, San Antonio, Texas, USA 1
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The Cenotaph bears the names and likenesses of those who died at the Alamo.The Spirit of Sacrifice The Cenotaph or "empty tomb" was the creation of sculptor Pompeo Coppini and was completed in 1939. The Alamo Cenotaph - San Antonio, Texas ExploreSouthernHistory.com - The Alamo Cenotaph in San Antonio, Texas ExploreSouthernHistory.com - The Alamo Cenotaph in San Antonio, Texas The Alamo Cenotaph A beautiful memorial to the men who died defending the Alamo against the army of Santa Anna, the Alamo Cenotaph stands adjacent to the old mission. Memorial to the Alamo Heroes Towering 60 feet high and located adjacent to the surviving buildings of the Alamo itself, San Antonio's "Alamo Cenotaph" pays tribute to the men who died defending the ancient mission in 1836 rather than surrender to overwhelming odds. Titled "The Spirit of Sacrifice," the Cenotaph (or "empty tomb") was created by sculptor Pompeo Coppini from a design envisioned by architect Carlton Adams. Begun in 1937, the Cenotaph took two years to complete and is itself now a historical treasure. According to tradition the Alamo Cenotaph marks the spot where the slain defenders of the fortified mission were piled after the battle and burned in great funeral pyres. The remains were later collected by local citizens and today located in a marble casket at nearby San Fernando Cathedral. Erected through the auspices of the Texas Centennial Commission, the monument is sculpted from Georgia marble and stands upon a base of pink Texas granite. Seen on the sides of the Cenotaph are carvings of the Alamo defenders, including depictions of William B. Travis, Jim Bowie, David Crockett and James B. Bonham. The monument also bears the names of men who died at the Alamo.
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