THOMAS, HENRY (1811–1836). Henry Thomas, Alamo defender, was born in Germany in 1811. He came to Texas by way of New Orleans as a member of Capt. Thomas H. Breece's company of New Orleans Greys in 1835. He took part in the siege of Bexar and later served in the Alamo garrison as a member of Capt. William Blazeby's infantry company. He died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.
Daughters of the American Revolution, The Alamo Heroes and Their Revolutionary Ancestors (San Antonio, 1976). Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution (Austin, 1986). Bill Groneman, Alamo Defenders (Austin: Eakin, 1990).
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Bill Groneman, "THOMAS, HENRY," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fth60), accessed December 11, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.