Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Baughs in:
 • The Alamo
 • San Antonio
 • Bexar County
 • Texas
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Capt John J. Baugh
Birth: 1803
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 6, 1836
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA

Alamo Defender and Adjutant of the Alamo Garrison. He traveled to Texas in 1835 as a First Lieutenant of Thomas H. Breece's company of the New Orleans Greys Volunteers and took part in the siege of Bexar. After the battle he was promoted to Captain and served as Lieutenant Colonel James C. Neill's adjutant with the Texan force left to garrison the town.

He entered the Alamo garrison as adjutant under Lieutenant Colonel William Barret Travis on February 23, 1836, when the Mexican army arrived. He is believed to have sounded the first alarm on the morning of March 6.

Upon the death of Lt Col Travis he became the de facto Alamo Commander. It was Baugh who ordered the withdrawal to, and for the last stand to be made at, the Long Barracks where the most ferocious fighting occurred. He died in battle at the Alamo.

 (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
The Alamo
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Daniel Gabehart
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Apr 23, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8669570
Capt John J. Baugh
Added by: Daniel Gabehart
 
Capt John J. Baugh
Added by: Daniel Gabehart
 
Capt John J. Baugh
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
 
There are 5 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

To my 3rd Great Uncle John: I have your name and will carry it proudly! Your volunteer duty to the New Orleans Greys should not be forgotten! The bluebells of Texas should be showered in your name!
- Diane Baugh Roy
 Added: Mar. 19, 2015

- Beverly Mahanay~Short❤
 Added: Feb. 8, 2015

- Beverly Mahanay~Short❤
 Added: Oct. 14, 2014
There are 21 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
 
This page is sponsored by: Daniel Gabehart

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service