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The Twin Sisters cannon “generally accepted” origin has long been founded in Texas history, set in 1855by Henderson Yoakum’s History of Texas, and virtually unchallenged or unchanged since. In depthinvestigations have shed new light on the cannons origin and the events which occurred in Cincinnati inlate 1835 and early 1836, including as well with specific regards to Francis Smith, the agent from Texas,and others who played key roles in their evolution. The investigation also reveals issues with thecannon’s delivery, the nature of the original manufactured “roundshot”, the actual “grapeshot” used inthe Battle of San Jacinto which rendered such “terrible effect” on the Mexican forces, and includes thenaming and description of the Twin Sisters cannon.To continue to the Narrative, click here.

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