George Washington Main, Alamo defender and officer of the Alamo garrison, was born in Virginia in 1807. He took part in the siege of Bexar in 1835 and was severely wounded in the battle. He remained in Bexar as a second lieutenant in Capt. Robert White's infantry company, the Bexar Guards. It is unknown if Main was prevented by his wounds from playing an active role in the battle of the Alamo, in which he died on March 6, 1836.