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Campbell, Robert (1810–1836)

Bill Groneman Biography Entry

Robert Campbell, Alamo defender, was born in Tennessee in 1810. He moved to Texas in January 1836 and obtained a commission as lieutenant in the Volunteer Auxillary Corps. He traveled to the Alamo as an officer of Capt. William B. Harrison's company of volunteers, which included David Crockett. Campbell 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). John H. Jenkins, ed., The Papers of the Texas Revolution, 1835–1836 (10 vols., Austin: Presidial Press, 1973). Phil Rosenthal and Bill Groneman, Roll Call at the Alamo (Fort Collins, Colorado: Old Army, 1985). 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 (April 1933), 37 (July, October 1933, January, 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, “Campbell, Robert,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed October 25, 2020, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/campbell-robert.

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