Napoleon B. Mitchell, Alamo defender, was born in 1804 in Tennessee. He arrived in Texas in 1834 and during the revolution served in the Alamo garrison as a private in Capt. William R. Carey's artillery company. He was present during the siege of Bexar in December 1835. Mitchell died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836. Juana Navarro Alsbury , an Alamo survivor, later stated that a man named Mitchell was bayoneted while trying to protect her during the battle. This man may have been Napoleon Mitchell or another defender, Edwin T. Mitchell. Mitchell's arrival in Texas before March of 1836 entitled him to a first-class grant of land from the Republic of Texas. His heirs received title to this grant, one-third league in Bastrop County, in 1838.