The Battle of San Jacinto

McArdle to General Beauregard, May 13, 1892

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McArdle to Beauregard, May 1892



May 13th '92.

Genl G. T. Beauregard.

        New Orleans.

Dear Sir,

            Long years ago, you

courteously aided me in the matter of my

painting of "Lee in the Wilderness": and ac-

cording to the "ways of the world" — which takes

advantage of the generous — your gracious

service must be my excuse for trespassing on

the privacy of your honorable retirement.

            After fifteen years of study, collect-

ing data, making sketches, studies etc. etc.

and several years of active work on the canvas,

"The battle of San Jacinto" is nearing completion.

            And while I am

encouraged to believe it is a success artistic-

ally, I have the written endorsement of the

surviving veterans (last year, headed by their

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