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Haskell, Charles M. (1813–1836)

Bill Groneman Biography Entry

Charles M. Haskell, Alamo defender, son of George and Elizabeth (Fry) Haskell, was born in 1813. He served in the Bexar garrison as a member of Capt. William R. Carey's artillery company, but left on the Matamoros expedition of 1835–36. It is believed that he returned to Bexar and the Alamo with the volunteers under James Bowie on January 19, 1836. Haskell 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, “Haskell, Charles M.,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 24, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

January 1, 1995