James M. Hill to McArdle, October 20, 1895
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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,
James M. Hill to McArdle, October 20, 1895, The Battle of San Jacinto Notebook, The McArdle Notebooks, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.