Artifact of the Month: March 2018

This small wood axe was carved out of a piece of Vince’s Bridge by Erastus “Deaf” Smith. Erastus Smith was ordered by Sam Houston to destroy Vince’s Bridge prior to the Battle of San Jacinto to prevent the Mexican Army from retreating.

Smith later carved this small axe from a piece of the bridge he destroyed. Donated by Mr. C.A. Cuthrell.

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