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Crossman, Robert (1810–1836)

Bill Groneman Biography Entry

Robert Crossman, Alamo defender, son of Samuel V. Crossman, was born in Pennsylvania in 1810. He traveled to Texas by way of New Orleans as a member of Capt. Thomas H. Breece's company of New Orleans Greys. Crossman took part in and was wounded in the siege of Bexar. He later served in the Alamo garrison as a member of Capt. William Blazeby's infantry company. Crossman 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).

Time Periods:

  • Texas Revolution

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

Bill Groneman, “Crossman, Robert,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 09, 2021, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/crossman-robert.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

December 1, 1994

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