The Battle of San Jacinto

Extract from Letter from Reuben M. Potter to McArdle on Mexican Uniforms, Approved by General Howard

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Reuben M. Potter on Mexican uniforms

The dress which the meixcan [sic]

infantry & artillery troops of

that day (1836) wore on a march

and in action was their

fatigue suit, consisting of

white cotton round jacket

& trowsers [sic] with their black

shoulder belt crossed on the

breast. Their head dress was

the old fashioned black shako

of leather or felt, bearing the

usual pompon [pompom] and metallic

trimmings such as letter, and

number. It often had drawn

over it a close fitting white

cloth cover with the decorations

outside, worsted shoulder knots

of red blue or green were

worn by some batallions.

Their dragoons wore short red

coats, blue cloth trowsers [sic].

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Extract from Letter from Reuben M. Potter to McArdle on Mexican Uniforms, Approved by General Howard, The Battle of San Jacinto Notebook, The McArdle Notebooks, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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