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Garvin, John E. (1809–1836)

Bill Groneman Biography Entry

John E. Garvin, Alamo defender, was born in 1809. At the time of the Texas Revolution he was a resident of Gonzales. On December 14, 1835, he joined the Texas artillery under Lt. Col. James C. Neill at San Antonio de BĂ©xar. It is possible that Garvin left for Gonzales and returned to the Alamo on March 1, 1836, with the relief force. He died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.

Albert Curtis, Remember the Alamo Heroes (San Antonio: Clegg, 1961). 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, “Garvin, John E.,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 09, 2021, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/garvin-john-e.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

January 1, 1995

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