The Battle of San Jacinto

E. Crew to McArdle, Account of James McGahey,


September 18, 1885

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Crew to McArdle, September 1885

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


of us.

            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


subject.

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