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Andross, Miles DeForest (1809–1836)

Bill Groneman Biography Entry

Miles DeForest Andross, Alamo defender, was born in Vermont in 1809. He moved to Texas and settled in San Patricio. He took part in the siege of Bexar, became ill afterwards, and remained in Bexar as part of Lt. Col. James Clinton Neill's command. Andross served in the Alamo garrison as part 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). Phil Rosenthal and Bill Groneman, Roll Call at the Alamo (Fort Collins, Colorado: Old Army, 1985).

Time Periods:

  • Texas Revolution

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Bill Groneman, “Andross, Miles DeForest,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 24, 2021, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/andross-miles-deforest.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994

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