Certified Copies of Letters on the Sherman Flag by Edward Miles and Carrie Sherman Menard
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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
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-
Austin, June 8, 1905
C. W. Raines
Sworn to and subscribed before me, at Austin
Texas, this the 8th day of June 1905
F. Thrreall [?]
Notary Public, Travis, County, Texas.
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.