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

& high black helmets decorated


with horse hair or bear skin.


They were armed with lances,


sabres, carbines & holster pistols[.]


Officers seldom appeared in coats


except on dress parade.

Their costume for march or action


was a blue cloth jacket, frogged


& braided, with pantaloons to


match or white with an ordinary


sombrero for head gear.

On fatigue they wore epaulets


or shoulder straps according


to caprice but always one or


the other. The forage cap accass-


ionly [sic] worn by officers and


men had a peak which hung


over, with a tassel at the point.

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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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