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Mitchasson, Edward F. (1806–1836)

Bill Groneman Biography Entry

Edward F. Mitchasson, Alamo defender, was born in Virginia in 1806 and moved to Texas by way of Missouri or Mississippi. He was a doctor. He entered the service of Texas on November 30, 1835, as a private in Captain Edwards's company. It is not known if he served the Texan forces in the capacity of a physician. He was severely wounded in the siege of Bexar. On January 1, 1836, he was listed as a member of Capt. John Chenoweth's company. His wounds may have prevented him from playing an active role in the defense of the Alamo. 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). Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution (Austin, 1986). Bill Groneman, Alamo Defenders (Austin: Eakin, 1990). John H. Jenkins, ed., The Papers of the Texas Revolution, 1835–1836 (10 vols., Austin: Presidial Press, 1973).


  • Health and Medicine
  • Physicians and Surgeons
  • General Practitioners

Time Periods:

  • Texas Revolution

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

Bill Groneman, “Mitchasson, Edward F.,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 24, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

April 1, 1995

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