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



In this boggy marsh in his rear the slaughter was great- [sic]

Their cannon, a fine old Spanish Brass 9lb and their

small arms in great abundance as also all their Camp &

Garrison Equipage abandoned and "Before the setting sun"

in the language of the Roman Veni, Vici, Vidi [veni, vidi, vici]


Gen1 Coss(1) & a large part of his Command with

their arms surrendered in a body-the firing then had


[(1) Coss was not captured until the 24th McA]


Note An Artist here, Mr. T. Gentily has made

a painting of the attack on the Alamo-this he had copy

righted and photographed-he has only shown me these,

as he has not yet placed them in market-


You must take this for just what it is worth


Yours Truly

Edward Miles.


San Antonio





The State of Texas,

County of Travis.


I, the undersigned authority, having

carefully compared the three foregoing pages of writing

with a communication among the archives of the Texas State

Library, signed Edwarrd Miles and addressed to H.A. McAr-

dle, do hereby certify that the above three pages of writ-

ing is a true and correct copy of the communication re-

ferenced to.


Austin, June 8, 1905


C. W. Raines

State Librarian

Sworn to and subscribed before me, at Austin

Texas, this the 8th day of June 1905

F. Thrreall [?]

Notary Public, Travis, County, Texas.

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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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