The Battle of San Jacinto

John P. Ferrell to McArdle, May 25, 1889

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Ferrell to McArdle, May 1889

Buckhorn Austin County


Texas May the 25 1889

H A McArdle

Dear Sir I have just returned


from my trip to Austin. I went


by the way of Temple and just


got home and will try and ans-


wer your letter to the best of


my recoliction [sic]. [W]e [were] on Limberd [?]


a bout 2 hundred yards from


the Mexican breast works then


charged up to a bout 30 or 40


yards of the Breast work before


the Mexicans left thar [their] canon[.]


[W]e had to remain on the


field as we cod [could] go no farther[.]


[T]his is a bout the facts of the


case to the best of my


recoliction [sic] and I think a bout


true[.]

Truly yours

John P Ferrell

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