5.0 out of 5 stars By Albert D.on February 25, 2015. Amazon.Com
—Remember the Alamo!—
This was an interesting story of the battle of the Alamo. John Neely Davis’ account of the battle and the lead up to the battle as told by a participant was a great way to experience the life and death of an adventurous soul. Great short story!
5.0 out of 5 stars By Michael J. Tucker on May 25, 2015. Amazon.Com
–…and he knew Davy Crockett and he said..–
A great retelling of the battle of the Alamo by Mr. Davis, in a writing style that is crisp and clean. A joy to read!
“Hi. I’m Stephen Dennison and I was born in Ireland in 1812. By trade, I’m a glazer and painter; by choice, I’m a rambler.
My parents brought me and my youngest sister, Patra Orlena, to the United States when I was three. We came on a boat and that’s about all I know about that. We came across the Carolinas and settled in the western part of Tennessee. It is a country of sandy creek bottoms and poor people. Not more than two or three families got slaves. Mostly they work the land themselves.
I was eighteen when my parents died from the fever. It was a sad thing. Lot of families died plumb out. They drunk water from the same spring we did. The spring was named the Skipper Spring for the people that owned the land. Old lady Skipper buried eight of her nine children at Union Cemetery. I hear tell that she closed all of her children’s eyes and cried, ’cause a mama ain’t supposed to have to do that.'”