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BUTLER, GEORGE D. (1813–1836). George D. Butler, Alamo defender, was born in Missouri in 1813 and traveled to Texas by way of New Orleans. During the Texas Revolution he served in the Alamo garrison. He 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, "BUTLER, GEORGE D.," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed September 01, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.