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

and invites you or any one interested


in getting up the painting to visit him


as he expressed it ["] he will try to give you


something to eat ["] but the greatest feast


would be to listen to the old man


fight his Battle over again.

Mr. McGahey was valuable to


Houston's army as a guide[,] being


familiar with the surroundings of


the Battle ground &  country[,] having


lived there previous to the battle


& [having] resided near there for 10 years


afterwards. I think with what he


knows on the subject that an early


visit to the old gentleman would be


of valuable service to the Painter on


this subject. The old gentlemen


has been quite poorly for some time past


but is now better but he cannot


be with us very much longer.

I am Yours Truly


E. Crew


Hempstead


Texas

P.S. There is one Mexican Pistol in this place


& one Sword used on American side in


that engagement. I can get the old gentlemans


Photo & send you with any other points


that you desire.

E. C.

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