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