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Guerrero, Brigido (unknown–unknown)

Bill Groneman Biography Entry

Brigido Guerrero, Alamo defender and former Mexican soldier, was born at Tallenango, Mexico, and traveled to Texas with forces of Domingo de Ugartechea either in 1832 or 1835. At the outbreak of the Texas Revolution he apparently deserted the Mexican army and joined the revolutionaries. In early 1836 he served with James Bowie and helped obtain cattle for the Bexar garrison. Guerrero later served in the Alamo garrison. During the battle of the Alamo he convinced Mexican soldiers that he was a prisoner of the Texans, and his life was spared. After the revolution he lived in San Antonio. In 1846 he married Dolores Méndez y Montoya, and the couple had several children. The Guerreros lived in a house near the Alamo acequia until 1853, then moved to another house nearby, where they remained until 1870. In 1874 Guerrero testified, along with a witness, to his participation in the Texas Revolution. A year later he received a pension based on his participation in the siege of Bexar and the battle of Concepción.

San Antonio Express, May 12, 19, 1907.


  • Peoples
  • Mexican Americans
  • Military

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

Bill Groneman, “Guerrero, Brigido,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed April 10, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

January 1, 1995

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