The Battle of San Jacinto

James M. Hill to McArdle, October 20, 1895

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James Hill to McArdle, October 1895

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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