Richard Andrews (soldier)

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Monument to Richard Andrews in Concepcion Park, San Antonio.

Richard Andrews (died October 28, 1835) was the first Texian killed during the Texas Revolution.[1]


Andrews, an Indian fighter, joined the Texian army at the beginning of the Texas Revolution. Andrews was nicknamed "Big Dick" because of his large size and great strength. He was wounded in the Battle of Gonzales on October 2, 1835. He fought at the Battle of Concepción on October 28, 1835, where he was the only Texian killed in the battle.

A memorial to Captain Andrews was erected by the State of Texas and stands approximately .15 miles west of Mission Road on E. Theo Avenue near Concepcion Park, in San Antonio, Texas.

Andrews County, Texas, and its county seat, Andrews, Texas, were named for him.[2]

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  1. ^ Anna J. Hardwicke Pennybacker, A History of Texas for Schools. rev. ed. Austin, TX: Author, 1908.
  2. ^ Tarpley, Fred (5 July 2010). 1001 Texas Place Names. University of Texas Press. p. 11. ISBN 978-0-292-78693-6. 


  • History of Fort Bend County, Clarence Wharton, 1939.

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