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BADILLO, JUAN ANTONIO (?–1836). Juan Antonio Badillo, Alamo defender, was born in Texas. He was one of a number of native Texans who enlisted for six months' service and fought in the siege of Bexar under Capt. Juan N. Seguín. After the battle, Badillo accompanied Seguín back to Bexar and the Alamo in February 1836. He remained in the Alamo after Seguin was sent out to rally reinforcements and died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.


Daughters of the American Revolution, The Alamo Heroes and Their Revolutionary Ancestors (San Antonio, 1976). Bill Groneman, Alamo Defenders (Austin: Eakin, 1990).

Bill Groneman


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

Bill Groneman, "BADILLO, JUAN ANTONIO," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed September 05, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.