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Some Alamo-related documents offered online

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A battle map and weapon-related receipts are among the Alamo-related items to be offered for sale online next month.

The San Antonio Express-News (http://bit.ly/nrxNLs ) reports the listing includes receipts signed by Alamo commander William Barret Travis for gunpowder and other supplies.

Also for sale is a hand-drawn, water-colored battle map of the Mexican state of Zacatecas that Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna took to San Antonio.

The documents are among 165 that belonged to Waco collector Robert E. Davis, who died in 2003.

Online bidding begins Nov. 10 as part of the Texas & Western Autograph & Artifact Auction. Some proceeds will benefit the Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas.

All 189 known Alamo defenders died in the March 6, 1836, battle.
     
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