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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Mary J. Briscoe to McArdle, July 9, 1894, The Battle of San Jacinto Notebook, The McArdle Notebooks, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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