RTA071 Lieutenant Colonel Jose Enrique de la Pena
King & Country
Colonel de la Pena was one of the most interesting “personalities” of the Battle of the Alamo because he took part in the battle and wrote a record of it. Contained in his record was the first report of the execution of the few survivors of the siege (which may have included Davy Crockett). Much controversy surrounds the authenticity of de la Pena’s book however the majority of Alamo experts are convinced that it is genuine. Our figure shows de la Pena in the uniform of an officer of the Toluca Battalion making notes in his journal as he observes the besieged mission.