On October 13th, 1835, Adolphus Sterne, a New Orleans businessman that backed the Texian cause, financed the formation of two companies of volunteers for service in Texas. The first company was of 54 men commanded by Thomas H. Breece, while the second company was of 68 men under Robert C. Morris. Elements of the Greys would fight at the Siege of Bexar, the Alamo, Coleto Creek, and San Jacinto. Around twenty-four New Orleans Greys would fall at the Alamo. Most were in a company initially commanded by Captain John J. Baugh, until Baugh was made the garrison adjutant when the company was given to recently promoted Captain William Blazeby.
The Blue Moon set consists of 15 figures: 1 officer, 1 bugler, 1 NCO, and 12 soldiers. Two sets will be enough to use for the Greys left at the Alamo. I painted the figures following the plate in Marshall’s “Uniforms of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution”. My only change was to give the figures black collars and shoulder straps instead of the laced versions in the plate.