The Battle of San Jacinto

Dr. Rufus C. Burleson to McArdle, October 31, 1887

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Burleson to McArdle, October 1887

Oct 31 1887

Prof. H. A. McArdle

Dear Friend

            Your criticisms on

the likeness of Gen Burleson are emi-

nently just. The defects arose not

only from the failure of the artist

but from the difficulties of their

task. The truth is that grand old

hero of a [some] 30 battles had such a con-

tempt for all the tricks and artifice

that little souls rise to magnify them

selves he never had a likeness taken

of himself. One day his loving

daughters caught him in San Marcos

in his every day farm suit and by

entreaties forced him into a picture

gallery of 1850 and had a poor like-

ness taken. After his death the Senate

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Dr. Rufus C. Burleson to McArdle, October 31, 1887, The Battle of San Jacinto Notebook, The McArdle Notebooks, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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