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Crawford, Lemuel (1814–1836)

Bill Groneman Biography Entry

Lemuel Crawford, Alamo defender, was born in South Carolina in 1814. He enlisted in the service of Texas in early October 1835 and served until December 26 of that year as an artilleryman under Col. James C. Neill. He probably took part in the siege of Bexar. Crawford reenlisted on February 11, 1836, and served in the Alamo garrison, probably as a member of Capt. William R. Carey's artillery company. He died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.

Comptroller's Records, Texas State Archives, Austin. Daughters of the American Revolution, The Alamo Heroes and Their Revolutionary Ancestors (San Antonio, 1976). Bill Groneman, Alamo Defenders (Austin: Eakin, 1990).

Time Periods:

  • Texas Revolution

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

Bill Groneman, “Crawford, Lemuel,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 24, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

December 1, 1994