The Battle of San Jacinto

James M. Hill to McArdle, October 20, 1895

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James Hill to McArdle, October 1895

Austin Oct 26th 1885

Mr. H. A. McArdle

Independence Texas

Dear Sir [Y]ours

of the 7th ultimo was forwarded to

me from Fayett[e]ville & in consequence

of sickness & being from home I have

not been able to answer as promptly as

I could wish, on the points you wish.

1. The Breastworks were made in the

following order, beginning at point of

timber & extending out a considerable

distance in prairie, next to timber[.]

[It] was made of brush, next blankets, sack[s]

of corn, [and] flour, camp equipage, & Appe-

archoes, a large pack pad. [W]hen

set up [it] was about 2 1/2 feet high &

was bullet proof.

2. [T]he ground in front of breastworks was

a little rolling[.] Part of it ascending

& a part descending.

3. [O]ur officers had no uniforms.

Deaf Smith had a suit of buckskin

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