The Battle of San Jacinto

Mary J. Briscoe to McArdle, August 20, 1890

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Mary Briscoe to McArdle, August 1890

my observation of Battle Scenes


one picture is just as good as


another, one killing the other being


killed. There were two scenes at


the "Battle of San Jacinto" which if


properly depicted would vary


things a little. One is where Gen. H.


rides up and commands my


husband to "halt his men. That


the Volunteers were rushing


on so recklessly they would


all be cut to pieces, and the


regulars, must make a


stand, for them to fall back


upon." I think the angry and


indignant expression to that


Capt. and his mens faces as he with


drawn sword halted them


transferred to canvas would be


worth looking at-as well as the


change when Gen. Rusk rode up with


["]Briscoe what in ______ are you doing

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Mary J. Briscoe to McArdle, August 20, 1890, The Battle of San Jacinto Notebook, The McArdle Notebooks, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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