The Battle of San Jacinto

John P. Ferrell to McArdle, September 1885

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Ferrell to McArdle, September 1885

barfoot[,] and I wa[s] a fair sample of the


rest of the men[.] [T]he Brest work ran


South East and North West as well as I


recolect[.] [T]he site being in the timber and


the left in the perara [?] and a bout the


midle was the opening for thar cannon[,] a


12-pound Brass pice [piece][.] [T]he Horses of the


ofisers was all comon Texas pones[.] [T]his is the


best of my recolection of the batle groung[.] [O]lder


ones perhaps will no more than I do[.]

[B]ut in refernc to the Twin Sisters I


no what I say for I was a member of


that company and is the only one that


is living in the State[.] [I]f this will


be of any Survis to you[,] you ar more


than welcome[.]

With due respect I


remain yours


John P Ferrell

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John P. Ferrell to McArdle, September 1885, The Battle of San Jacinto Notebook, The McArdle Notebooks, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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