The Battle of San Jacinto

J.M.O. Menard to McArdle, June 5, 1891

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J.M.O. Menard to McArdle, June 1891

June 5th 1891

H. A. McArdle Esqr

Independence Tex.

Dear Sir:

            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

Very Truly


JMO Menard

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