The Battle of San Jacinto

Ricardo de Zavala to McArdle, September 2, 1890

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Zavala to McArdle, September 1890

Lynchburg Sept 2nd 1890

Mr McArdle

Dear Sir

You no doubt think I have

forgotten you. My wife & myself

have both been sick & it has

been impossible for me to go out

to the battle ground before now.

The distance s from Houstons Camp

[to] the Soldiers Graves is 155 steps

which [is] suposed [sic] to be yards.

From the Graves to where Houston

formed lines of battle to where

the Mexicans were when they

comenced [sic] fireing [sic] (which is about

the same as to Habermehl's house).

425 steps from Houstons Camp

to the Graves you might call

an air line & from them

Houston formed line of battle. (The same

to where the Mexicans comenced [sic] fireing [sic]

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