Eliel Melton was born in Georgia in 1798. Melton took part in the Siege of Bexar. He remained in Bexar as a member of Lt. Col. James C. Neill’s staff, where he served as quartermaster of the Alamo garrison with the rank of lieutenant. He may have attempted to flee the fortress in the final moments of the battle of the Alamo and died outside of the walls. Susannah W. Dickinson later described a defender whom she called “Milton” as vaulting the wall where it was lowest.
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