James M. Hill to McArdle, October 20, 1895
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9. You are mistaken about it [sic]
the sun being near setting
when the enemy lines were broken.
I think the sun was two hours
high, when the fight commenc-
ed, & their line was broken as
soon as we could get to them.
[W]e were exposed to their fire
about four hundred yards, before
we opened on them, & then every
shot of ours counted. [W]e depended
on close shooting for we had
our target, or hunting rifles,
flint lock. [M]y hight [sic] is six feet[.] [M]y hair &
eyes ware [were] then dark but now gray[.] I
wore then like all the others citizens clothes.
I also wore a fur cap[.] [M]y wife has one of
my pictures which she has con-
cluded to send with a request
that you return it as soon as possible[.]
[W]ith kind regards yours etc
James M. Hill
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