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William R. Carey
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Birth: 1806
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 6, 1836
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA

Alamo Defender. He arrived at Washington-on-the-Brazos on July 28, 1835, from New Orleans and joined the volunteer army of Texas at the outbreak of the Texas Revolution. At the fight for the Gonzales "Come and take it" cannon, he was appointed Second Lieutenant on October 28, 1835. During the siege of Bexar he received a slight wound to his scalp while manning a cannon and was promoted to First Lieutenant for his actions in the battle. On December 14, he was elected Captain of his fifty-six-man artillery company by popular vote of the men. He called his company the Invincibles. The company remained in Bexar as part of the garrison under Lieutenant Colonel James C. Neill and on January 14, 1836, his company entered the Alamo garrison. During the siege and battle of the Alamo Captain Carey commanded the fort's artillery and he died in the battle of the Alamo. After the war, his father traveled to Texas to settle his estate and received $198.65 for Carey's military service.  (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
The Alamo
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Daniel Gabehart
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: May 18, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8795125
William R. Carey
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