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

 

   

Galveston, Nov 22nd [1891]

   

Mr. McArdle-

   

Dear Sir.

   

You[r] letter is received. I am sorry I can


not give you exact dimensions of the flag carried by


my fathers company Newport Volunteers" at the battle


of San Jacinto.


As I remember it, it was about the size of the regula-


tion company flag-light blue silk, edged with inch wide


fringe same color.

   

In upper left hand corner the seated figure


of Liberty, holding the staff with the cap on it. I


enclose you a little romance connected with the flag


which may be of use and interest to you.


The glove was carried through the battle, but was lost


before the flag was presented to my mother. She re-


gretted the loss.

   

I am glad the picture is progressing. I wish


you all success.

   




Respectfully

Carrie Menard(1)

   




[(1) Daughter of Genl S Sherman

McA]

   

 

The State of Texas,

County of Travis.

   

I, the undersigned authority, having


carefully compared the above writing with a letter among


the archives of the Texas State Library, signed Carrie


Menard and addressed to Mr McArdle, do hereby certify that


the above writing is a true and correct copy of the letter


referred 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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