The Battle of San Jacinto

Mary J. Briscoe to McArdle, May 30, 1889

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Mary Briscoe to McArdle, May 1889

was round; which is a mistake[.]


[I]t was not round, neither very long


but well proportioned, a short


upper lip, high forehead, [he] usually wore


his hair combed back, off the forehead,


did not often wear whiskers, wore none


when I first met him in the fall of /36,


& fair skin with dark expressive


blue eyes[.] Enclosed you will find


a lock of his hair; He was six feet in


his socks and slender (ie. not brawny or


broad shouldered. This portrait was


painted not more than 4 years


previous to /36, and possibly a year


later. I hope you will be able to make


a good likeness. He was a very well read


and intelligent man and his face showed


it.

Yours etc


Mary J. Briscoe

My husband was with Milam at the capture of


San Antonio, was near him when he fell; he


was in the Battle of "Concepcion," the Grass fight, and


was a Capt. in the regulars at the Battle of


San Jacinto.

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Mary J. Briscoe to McArdle, May 30, 1889, The Battle of San Jacinto Notebook, The McArdle Notebooks, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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