BURNS, SAMUEL E. (1810-1836). Samuel E. Burns, Alamo defender, was born in Ireland in 1810 and was a resident of Natchitoches, Louisiana, at the beginning of the Texas Revolution.qv He served in the Alamo garrison as a member of Capt. William R. Carey'sqv artillery company. Burns died in the battle of the Alamoqv on March 6, 1836.
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