The Battle of San Jacinto

Henry E. McCulloch to McArdle, January 14, 1891

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Henry E. McCulloch to McArdle, January 1891

Corpus Christi Jany 14, 91

H. A. McArdle Esq

My Dr Sir

            Yours of 10th at hand and Contents


noted. I think you are correct about there


being a picture prepared for sale of the Surrender


of Santa Anna at San Jacinto and I know that it


is not yours.

            I do not know the exact character of


my brothers clothing at the time of the battle of San


Jacinto, but as he had only been in Texas since


the previous November I suppose he was wear-


ing some of the homespun clothes (Brown or gray


mexia) [?] which our Mother made for him in Tennessee


and I [am] rather inclined to think he wore the mexia [?]


as it was spring time and they were lighter


than the brown. When we seperated [sic] at Nacog-


doches in November 1835 he wore no whiskers


but he may have trimmed them out that winter


as he had short whiskers all over his face when


he returned to Tenn the winter of 1836. His hair

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Henry E. McCulloch to McArdle, January 14, 1891, The Battle of San Jacinto Notebook, The McArdle Notebooks, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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