This marker faces the site (across the street) of the home of John Joseph Linn, merchant, soldier, statesman, historian. Born in Ireland, October 25, 1798. Last alcalde and first mayor of Victoria. Member of the General Council, Provisional Government of Texas, 1835. Member of the first Congress of Texas. Died here 1885.
There members of the "New Orleans Greys" and the Alabama "Red Rovers" were entertained while on their way to Goliad to join Colonel Fannin's ill-fated command. There the women of Victoria moulded bullets for the Army.