The Battle of San Jacinto

Edward Miles to Miss Sherman, November 2, 1885

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Ed Miles to Miss Sherman, November 1885

Nov 2 1885



Dear Miss,

            I joined Company A [?] called the

Buck Eye Rangers in the Brassos Bottom in April 1836.

It was then commanded by Capt Wm Wood, Col S.

Sherman having then been promoted.

            This Company was raised and armed and

Equiped at New Port KY and the Ladies presented

them with a very Beutiful [sic] Banner made of Silk,

on this was the Portrait of a Female [and] also "Pre-

sented by the Ladies of New Port KY[.]"  "Victory or Death"

[was] handsomely and artistically painted on the

Shield [and] also [there] was a Ladies [sic] Kid Glove.

            Our artist at Independence Texas[,] Mr

McArdle, wants to paint the Battle Field

of San Jacinto, and as our honored Secty [?] Moses

Austin Bryan, knowing me to have been a member

of that company desires that I should obtain it, if

only from a copy & if you can aid us in this, or in any

way, will please do so.

Yours, Edward Miles.

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