Frank W. Johnson to McArdle, November 27, 1873
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Handbook of Texas article on Frank W. Johnson
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.