Baugh, John J. (1803–1836)

By: Bill Groneman

Type: Biography

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

John J. Baugh, adjutant of the Alamo garrison, was born in Virginia in 1803. He traveled to Texas in 1835 as a first lieutenant of Thomas H. Breece's company of New Orleans Greys and took part in the siege of Bexar. After the battle he was promoted to captain and served as Lt. Col. James C. Neill's adjutant with the Texan force left to garrison the town. Baugh entered the Alamo with the garrison under Lt. Col. William Barret Travis on February 23, 1836, when the Mexican army arrived. 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). Bill Groneman, Alamo Defenders (Austin: Eakin, 1990). Amelia W. Williams, A Critical Study of the Siege of the Alamo and of the Personnel of Its Defenders (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Texas, 1931; rpt., Southwestern Historical Quarterly 36–37 [April 1933-April 1934]).
Time Periods:
  • Texas Revolution

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

Bill Groneman, “Baugh, John J.,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 23, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994