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SMITH, WILLIAM H.

SMITH, WILLIAM H. (1811–1836). William H. Smith, Alamo defender and resident of Nacogdoches, was born in 1811. He served in the revolutionary army for six months before the siege of the Alamo. He took part in the siege of Bexar and served in the Alamo garrison as a member of Capt. William R. Carey's artillery company. Smith died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Albert Curtis, Remember the Alamo Heroes (San Antonio: Clegg, 1961). Daughters of the American Revolution, The Alamo Heroes and Their Revolutionary Ancestors (San Antonio, 1976). Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution (Austin, 1986). Bill Groneman, Alamo Defenders (Austin: Eakin, 1990).

Bill Groneman

Citation

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Bill Groneman, "SMITH, WILLIAM H.," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fsm86), accessed July 22, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.