The Battle of San Jacinto

James M. Hill to McArdle, October 20, 1895

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James Hill to McArdle, October 1895

he took from the Mexican courier

near Harrisburg. Gen Houstons horse

that he was on going into battle

was a dapple gray.

4. The twin sisters ware [were] on

wheels, dark color, & the Canoneers

pulled them with leather straps

on going into battle.

5. [T]he Mexican uniforms [were] dark trimmed with red

with very high bell crowned

hats, or caps, as you might call

them. [T]he Infantry had the old

fashioned British flint lock

muskets, [&] had them very

bright, & in good order, & the

Cavalry had mostly straight

sabers, & the Escopet, & lance[.] [S]ome

had large horse pistols, flint


6. I do not know where could be found an

Escopet, a British musket,

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