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Dawn at the Alamo

Frank W. Johnson to McArdle, November 27, 1873

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Handbook of Texas article on Frank W. Johnson

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Johnson to McArdle, November 1873

City of Austin Nov 27 73

Mr. McArdle Esq.

Sir: Yours of Oct 19th was


not received until after it was advertised, [?]


hence the delay on that account as well as


not being able to furnish you the inform-


ation you request as to arms and unif-


orm of the Texan troops. At the fall of the


Alamo, if any flag was used it was the Mex


ican as Col. Travis had not been inform-


ed of the declaration of independence,


which was made on the 2d. March, only four


days previous to the fall of the Alamo.

The arms used were rifles and muskets.

I have no pictures of those who fell


in battle nor of Santa Anna. Though I


have and am still trying to get pictures


of those who bore a prominent part in our

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Frank W. Johnson to McArdle, November 27, 1873, The McArdle Notebooks, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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