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.



Carrie Menard(1)


[(1) Daughter of Genl S Sherman




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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