Andrew N. Erskine operated a stage post and inn at Seguin as well as a gristmill, sawmill and ferry on the Guadalupe River, in a part of Guadalupe County, TX still known today as Erskine Ferry. He was also County Clerk and a militia Lieutenant when the war began, and he and brother Alexander almost immediately enlisted in Company D, 4th Texas Infantry. He was killed instantly by a gunshot through his temple at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

This watercolor of the ferry on the road to San Antonio was painted by Sarah Ann Lillie Hardinge in 1853, the year after Erskine took it over from his father-in-law. It’s in the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, TX.

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