The Battle of San Jacinto

Certified Copies of Letters on the Sherman Flag by Edward Miles and Carrie Sherman Menard

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Letters on the Sherman Flag

(1)

Memorandum

Answers of Edward Miles.

 

1

The character of the Mexican Breast Works

They were made of Mexican Pack Saddles, Brush etc




[(1) only � mile]

2

The ground between the two armies who were en-


camped about 2 miles apart (1) was an open rolling


prairie a portion being level with motts ans small


skirts of woods along the streams




"Buck Eye


Rangers"





"Presented by the


Ladies of Newport


Ky" "Victory


or Death" on


its spear was al-


so a Lady's fine


Kid glove

3

One "A" Company 1st Regiment Vol. Infy


had been uniformed in grey and were armed with the


Mississippi Yager half stocked Brass Mounted Round


Barrel Lock & with them some nine recruits


not uniformed with long Kentucky Rifles, flint lock

This Company also had a beautiful blue


silk Flag & handsomely painted, with a female figure,


and the only Company uniformed. There was some


pretty fair half blood horses and ponies-two com-


panies of Regulars were pretty well disciplined and


armed with muskets and bayonets. The Command were


not uniformed & we had all kinds of-Rifles,


Shot guns, Muskets. The Cavalry had short guns


Holster Pistols with some lances.

 

4

The "Twin Sisters" were made of Iron and


they were mounted on plain strong wheels 4 lb




"Tar Buckets"

5

The uniforms of the Mexicans was of light Blue coarse


cloth, some with yellow, some with red trimmings


Infy [had] high leather hats with pompoons [sic] red white &


green. Their Infantry had The London Tower Eng


lish Muskets & Bayonets, Flint Locks. Their cavalry


had Escopets, Sabers and some lances & Holster Pis-


tols. A Musket with 18 inches cut off-only with a


larger bore would serve as a model.

 

7 [sic]

I am unable to say about Flags. Our


Company Flag if found must be considerably Tatter-


ed & torn. The Mexican Colors are Red White &


Green with the Mexican Eagle, Some of these were


very fine silk with Gold

I was then under 20 years old unshaven

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Certified Copies of Letters on the Sherman Flag by Edward Miles and Carrie Sherman Menard, The Battle of San Jacinto Notebook, The McArdle Notebooks, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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