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McGee, James (unknown–1836)

Bill Groneman Biography Entry

James McGee (McGehee), Alamo defender, was born in Ireland. He came to Texas by way of New Orleans as a member of Capt. Thomas H. Breece's company of New Orleans Greys and took part in the siege of Bexar, in which he was severely wounded. He later served in the Alamo garrison as a member of Capt. William Blazeby's infantry company. McGee died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.

Wallace O. Chariton, 100 Days in Texas: The Alamo Letters (Plano, Texas: Wordware, 1990). 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).

Categories:

  • Peoples
  • Irish
  • Military
  • Soldiers

Time Periods:

  • Texas Revolution

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

Bill Groneman, “McGee, James,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed October 25, 2020, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/mcgee-james.

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