William Daniel Hersee was born 1805 in England. He traveled to Texas by way of Louisiana and was wounded in the Siege of Béxar. He later served in the Alamo garrison and as a sergeant in Capt. William R. Carey’s artillery company. It is not known if his wounds prevented him from taking an active part in the fighting, but Hersee died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.
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