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Wright, Claiborne (1810–1836)

Bill Groneman Biography Entry

Claiborne Wright, Alamo defender, son of James and Patsy (Stigall) Wright, was born in North Carolina in 1810. He entered the Texan army on November 1, 1835, and took part in the siege of Bexar. He was discharged on December 13, 1835, and left Bexar for his home in Gonzales. Wright returned to the Alamo with the relief force from Gonzales, arriving on March 1, 1836. 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). 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, “Wright, Claiborne,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed November 30, 2020,

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