David Hess Garner was born in Louisiana in 1807. In 1835, Capt. David Garner organized a company of volunteers. Armed with flintlock muskets and Bowie knives, his group of nineteen men, including his brother Jacob, set out for San Antonio. They arrived at the camp above Béxar on November 16, 1835. On December 4 Garner and his men were mustered into the company of James Chessher and Willis H. Landrum. Garner participated in the Siege of Béxar under Gen. Benjamin R. Milam. He was discharged from the army on December 13, 1835.
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