Robert Hunter Hancock was born 1813 in Ohio. He joined Capt. James Franklin Perry’s company of volunteers and participated in the Grass Fight and the Siege of Béxar, but when Lt. Col. William B. Travis issued his appeal for aid in defense of the Alamo, Hunter and his brother John Calhoun Hunter joined Capt. John Bird’s company. Its march to San Antonio was intercepted by the news that the Alamo had fallen. Bird’s men joined Sam Houston’s army as it retreated across Peach Creek. Hunter remained with the army through the San Jacinto campaign and was detached to help guard the baggage train at Harrisburg during the battle. Afterward he was detailed to guard Gen. Antonio López de Santa Anna. Hunter died near Flatonia in 1902.
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