While doing some
grading on the site occupied by Gen. Taylor's army as a camp in 1843,
Edward Brendan dug up a broad bladed knife of a large and ancient pattern,
resembling a modern cheese knife. Mr. Brennan is certain it is a relic of
army. He thinks it was a bread knife. Mr. Brennan is also the possessor
of an unexploded bombshell which was fired into the city by the federal
gunboats at the time of the Yankee bombardment in 1863. He will send both
these relics to the state historical museum at Austin.
December 1, 1911, p. 5, col. 2
Research by: Msgr.
Michael A. Howell
Geraldine D. McGloin, Nueces County Historical Commission