J.M.O. Menard to McArdle, June 5, 1891
Handbook of Texas article on Sidney Sherman
June 5th 1891
H. A. McArdle Esqr
Mrs. Menard being ill, requests me
to answer your favor of recent date, in
regard to flag of the Buck Eye Rangers.
It would not be possible to unfold the flag
as it has gone to pieces[,] even the fringe is
in pieces. There is one piece which has a
womans hand on it, one piece with "Li" — one
with "rty." I cannot give you a description of
the flag, but from all I can see, would
say that in my opinion, the flag was a
white one (or light blue since turned white)
with a Goddess of Liberty on it, & a Gold
fringe. If there was any inscription on
the flag I do not know & cannot tell,
probably there was.
With kind regards I am yours
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