EVANS, ROBERT (1800–1836). Robert Evans, ordnance chief of the Alamo garrison, was born in Ireland in 1800 and traveled to Texas from New York by way of New Orleans. After the siege of Bexar (December 1835) he served as master of ordnance of the Bexar garrison. Susanna W. Dickinson stated that during the final moments of the battle of the Alamo (March 6, 1836) Evans attempted to blow up the Texans' remaining supply of gunpowder with a torch. He was shot down before he could do so. Dickinson also described him as being black-haired, blue-eyed, nearly six feet tall, and always merry.
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