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COURTMAN, HENRY (1808–1836). Henry Courtman, Alamo defender, was born in Germany in 1808. He traveled to Texas from New Orleans as a member of Capt. Thomas Breece's company of New Orleans Greys and took part in the siege of Bexar. Courtman remained in Bexar and died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836. His brother, George F. Courtman, was killed in the Goliad Massacre.


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). Walter Lord, A Time to Stand (New York: Harper, 1961; 2d ed., Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1978).

Bill Groneman


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

Bill Groneman, "COURTMAN, HENRY," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.