Ep. 80: The Twin Sisters, Part 1

184 years ago, the Texas Army was long on spirit, but short on guns.  Artillery, that is.  How would they take on Santa Anna without some “hollow ware?”  Enter the good people of Cincinnati, Ohio.  They formed a committee, the “Friends of Texas,” to support our war effort.  They sent two cannons to Texas and they reached the Texas Army just in time.  Used to great effect at the Battle of San Jacinto, the “twin sisters” disappeared from history.  Where are they now?  Theories abound but nobody has located them yet.  In Part 1, hear the story of how the twin sisters came to be and the important role they played in winning the fight for freedom.

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3 comments on “Ep. 80: The Twin Sisters, Part 1

  1. Debbie Redington says:

    I much enjoyed this narration. I am a direct descendant of a man named Thomas Chaudoin, (wounded at the battle of Velasco). I had read that he and a man named Breedlove were responsible for transporting the Twin Sisters from the Bernardo plantation to Sam Houstons army. I never see his name mentioned as being involved in the accounts I’ve read, or heard, from various sources. I wonder if he was just not very well thought of. LOL!

    1. Paul G. Noack says:

      I would speculate that his name was not mentioned often in records that survived the era. I would not guess that he was not popular nor that he was not well thought of. The fact may be that he was just ignored by writers and chroniclers. I base my beliefs on the fact that history has also ignored the cattle drives to the New Orleans. Someone, like you, needs to come along and toot their horn for Thomas Chaudoin. No one thus far, has done so. Time for you to go to work and promote the name and accomplishments of Thomas Chaudoin. Begi
      n with his origin in Louisiana ?

  2. George Knox says:

    Born and raised in Cincinnati.
    A resident of San Antonio.
    Where are The Twin Sisters?
    This sounds like a challenge!

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