Monday, March 28, 2011
The Twin Sisters arrive.
Elizabeth and Eleanor.
Two iron six pound cannons commissioned and built by citizens of Cinncinatti, Ohio arrive in Galveston as Houston crosses the Brazos at San Felipe. They are the only artillery the army has. Everything else was lost at the Alamo or Goliad. They have been smuggled down the Mississippi, (listed as 'hollow ware" on the manifest), sailed out of New Orleans to Brazoria, Texas and schoonered back to Galveston.
Two twin daughters of Dr. Charles Rice, Elizabeth and Eleanor presented the cannon to representatives of the Texas Government at Galveston. The Texans name the cannons the Twin Sisters.