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GARRAND, JAMES W. (1813–1836). James W. Garrand, Alamo defender, was born in 1813. At the time of the Texas Revolution he was a resident of Louisiana. He served in the Alamo garrison as a member of Capt. William Blazeby's infantry company and 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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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Bill Groneman, "GARRAND, JAMES W.," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.