BROWN, ROBERT (ca. 1818–?). Robert Brown, Alamo defender, was born around 1818 and arrived in Texas in October 1835, a single man. He is mentioned by William Barret Travis in a letter of February 25, 1836, as being one of the men who sallied forth from the Alamo to La Villita to burn huts that were affording cover to Mexican troops. Brown was sent out of the Alamo, probably as a courier, sometime later in the siege. He continued to serve the Texan forces during the revolution and guarded baggage and supplies at Harrisburg.
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