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Dawn at the Alamo

Frank W. Johnson to McArdle, November 27, 1873

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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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