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


lock.

6. I do not know where could be found an


Escopet, a British musket,

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