Albert Calvin Grimes (listed incorrectly in some records as Alfred), Alamo defender, was born 1817 in Georgia. He probably joined the Texas Army outside Béxar in late 1835 and fought in the battle of Concepcion and the Siege of Béxar. On December 14, 1835, he volunteered for six months in the Corps of Artillery of the Army of Texas, serving as orderly sergeant in Capt. W. R. Carey’s company. While Grimes was besieged in the Alamo, his father signed the Texas Declaration of Independence, on March 2, 1836. Grimes died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.
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