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BERNARDI, PROSPERO (1794–ca. 1837). Prospero Bernardi, participant in the Texas Revolution, was born in Italy in 1794 and was a notary by trade. He arrived in Texas aboard the schooner Pennsylvania on January 28, 1836, as a member of Capt. Amasa Turner's volunteer company, raised in New Orleans. Bernardi enlisted in the Texas army on February 13, 1836, and distinguished himself in the battle of San Jacinto. He remained in the army until January or February 1837, when he was medically discharged from John Smith's company at Galveston because of a spinal injury sustained during combat. Bernardi received a bounty grant and a first-class headright grant for his military service, but both were assigned to other parties. Bernardi's whereabouts by 1838 were unclear. In February of that year two former fellow soldiers testified that they understood he was deceased. A bust of the Italian soldier stands in front of the Hall of State, Fair Park, Dallas, to commemorate his participation in the battle of San Jacinto.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Sam Houston Dixon and Louis Wiltz Kemp, The Heroes of San Jacinto (Houston: Anson Jones Press, 1932). San Jacinto Notebooks, L. W. Kemp Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.
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