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.
Andrew Duvalt, Alamo defender, was born 1804 in Ireland. Duvalt took part in the Siege of Béxar. Afterwards he remained in the town as a member of the Béxar Guards. Sometime after February 2, 1836, he returned to his home in Gonzales. He was mustered into the Gonzales Ranging Company of Mounted Volunteers by Byrd Lockhart on February 23, 1836. Duvalt returned to the Alamo, probably as a member of the relief force from Gonzales, on March 1, 1836. He died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6 of that year.
John J. Baugh, adjutant of the Alamo garrison, was born 1803 in Virginia. He traveled to Texas in 1835 as a first lieutenant of Thomas H. Breece’s company of New Orleans Greys and took part in the Siege of Béxar. After the battle he was promoted to captain and served as Lt. Col. James C. Neill’s adjutant with the Texan force left to garrison the town. Baugh entered the Alamo with the garrison under Lt. Col. William Barret Travis on February 23, 1836, when the Mexican army arrived. He died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.
William H. Smith, Alamo defender and resident of Nacogdoches, was born in 1811. He served in the revolutionary army for six months before the siege of the Alamo. He took part in the Siege of Béxar and served in the Alamo garrison as a member of Capt. William R. Carey’s artillery company. Smith died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.
Archelaus Dodson was born 1807 in North Carolina. When the local committee of vigilance and safety learned of Gen. Martín Perfecto de Cos’s planned invasion of Texas and sent out a call to arms on September 19, 1835, Dodson joined other Harrisburg volunteers in forming a company under Capt. Andrew Robinson. Dodson was elected first lieutenant. His wife, Sarah Bradley Dodson, designed and, with help of other Harrisburg women, made the first tricolor Lone Star flag of Texas. When the company of Andrew Robinson, Jr., was mustered into the revolutionary army in 1835, she presented it to the members. The Robinson company participated in the Siege of Bexar. Dodson was among those detailed to ensure the safety of women and children beyond the Brazos River in the Runaway Scrape.