E. Crew to McArdle, Account of James McGahey,
September 18, 1885
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Goliad, San Antonio & other Posts & the
Battle of Conception [Concepcion]. [T]hey captured every
horse we had.
Deaf Smith rode a white
horse & just before the surrender Deaf
Smith on his white horse created a
Terror & sensation in the Mexican Cavalry
by Dashing after general Coss[,] Chasing
him Directly through his own Cavalry
[and] Capturing him [and] bringing him in Roped[.]
[T]his occured [sic] During the fight near the close
and just before the sun went Down &
about the time of surrender. (Coss was not
captured until the 24th!! McArdle)
I think the Twin Sisters were of Iron
& kept very bright[.] [T]he wheels to [the] carriage
were Light & trim in appearance But I
did not give them a close examination.
I do not know where escopet [escopeta] or other
Mexican arms can be obtained. I did
not see any flags on either side during
the engagement which only lasted as
it seemed to me about 20 minutes except the
white flag at Elmontes surrender.
They surrendered in Squads [and] would
come running to our men & throw
themselves on their knees & beg for
mercy. The Sun was Setting on our
right as we advanced on [the] Mexicans.
Our Cavalry was to the right & west
This is about the substance
of Mr. McGaheys replies to the several
inquiries. He seems anxious to Contribute
all the information he can on the
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