The Battle of San Jacinto

Reuben M. Potter's Description of Mexican Uniforms, 1874

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Potter's description of Mexican uniforms

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or white, with an ordinary sombrero for head


gear. On fatigue they wore epauletts, [sic] or shoulder


straps, according to caprice, but always one or the


other. The forage cap, accassionally [sic] worn by


officer's [sic] and men, had a peak which hung over,


with a tassel at the point.

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Reuben M. Potter's Description of Mexican Uniforms, 1874, The Battle of San Jacinto Notebook, The McArdle Notebooks, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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