William H. Jack to Edward Burleson, November 27, 1835

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Jack to Burleson, November 27, 1835

as to the conduct of the officers and men
under my command on this occasion. Suffice
it to say that each man so far as my ob-
servation extended did what Texas expec-
ted of him. The only cause of complaint
arose from their impetuosity.

My feelings however will not permit me
to close without noticing the gallant conduct
of the aged veteran Captain Jas. Burleson [father of Edward Burleson].
He flew from one end of the field to the
other constantly urging us on to the conflict
and contributed in a most eminent manner
to the successful result which followed.

The loss of the infantry is one man missing
and three very slightly wounded. The foregoing
is conceived to be a sufficient report in as-
much as you were present at every point
of the scene of action performing alike
the duties of a General and a soldier.

I have the honor to be your
ob't serv't

Wm. H. Jack

William H. Jack to Edward Burleson, November 27, 1835, Adjutant General Army Papers, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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