The Battle of San Jacinto

Mary J. Briscoe to McArdle, July 9, 1894

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Mary Briscoe to McArdle, July 1894

620 Crawford St.

Houston July 1st 1894

Mr. McArdle

Dear Sir

            My daughter

Mrs. M. Looscan is visiting Austin

and will call upon you in hopes

of seeing your picture of the

"Battle of San Jacinto." I wrote to you

about two years ago that my husband

Andrew Briscoe commanded

Company A of the Regular Army.

I know that just after the capture

of the Mexican Artillery, Gen Sam Houston

rode up to him and said "Briscoe

for Gods sake halt your men.

Those volunteers may all be cut

to pieces and we must have troops

to fall back upon." The order

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