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Alexander Somervell – a True Texas Hero

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somervellSOMERVELL, ALEXANDER (1796–1854). Alexander Somervell, soldier, and leader of the Somervell Expedition, celebrated as just one Texas Hero Remembered in Glen Rose on May 20th.   He was born to James and Elizabeth Somervell in Maryland on June 11, 1796, and moved to Texas in 1833 with a land grant from Stephen F. Austin’s in the second colony. . In October 1835, Somervell joined the volunteers marching from Gonzales to Bexar and was elected major. He participated in the siege of Bexar. He enlisted in the Texas army on March 12, 1836, and was elected lieutenant colonel of the first regiment of Texas Volunteers. He fought in the Battle of San Jacinto and remained in the army until June 7, 1836. He served briefly as secretary of war in David G. Burnet’s cabinet. Students, teachers and more are invited to come celebrate Texas Heroes Remembered. 9am to 7pm in Heritage Park – Glen Rose, Texas. #TexasHeroes


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