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The Fearless Fifty-Nine, Andrew Briscoe

Andrew Briscoe was the 25 year old Harrisburg representative. Active in the military, Briscoe was the Caption of the Liberty Volunteers at the Battle of Concepcion and Caption of Company A, Infantry Regulars in the battle of San Jacinto. He actually had to leave the Convention early to fight at San Jacinto. After his service, he married Mary Jane Harris, the daughter of the founder of Harrisburg and the founding member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. He was appointed Chief Justice of Harrisburg and promoted bringing a railroad to Harrisburg for years but the plan ultimately fell through.