GUERRERO, BRIGIDO (?–?). Brigido Guerrero, Alamo defender and former Mexican soldier, was born at Tallenango, Mexico, and traveled to Texas with forces of Domingo de Ugartechea either in 1832 or 1835. At the outbreak of the Texas Revolution he apparently deserted the Mexican army and joined the revolutionaries. In early 1836 he served with James Bowie and helped obtain cattle for the Bexar garrison. Guerrero later served in the Alamo garrison. During the battle of the Alamo he convinced Mexican soldiers that he was a prisoner of the Texans, and his life was spared. After the revolution he lived in San Antonio. In 1846 he married Dolores Méndez y Montoya, and the couple had several children. The Guerreros lived in a house near the Alamo acequia until 1853, then moved to another house nearby, where they remained until 1870. In 1874 Guerrero testified, along with a witness, to his participation in the Texas Revolution. A year later he received a pension based on his participation in the siege of Bexar and the battle of Concepción.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Bill Groneman, "GUERRERO, BRIGIDO," accessed December 14, 2019, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fgu23.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.