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EWING, JAMES L. (1812–1836). James L. Ewing, Alamo defender, was born in Tennessee in 1812. He took part in the siege of Bexar as a member of Capt. William R. Carey's artillery company and later served as secretary to Lt. Col. James C. Neill, commander of the Texan forces occupying Bexar. Ewing 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). Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution (Austin, 1986). Bill Groneman, Alamo Defenders (Austin: Eakin, 1990).

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Bill Groneman, "EWING, JAMES L.," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.