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B. F. Roy Diary

Identifier: MS-1272
Abstract This collection consists of one handwritten diary by B. F. Roy from 1848 to 1851. Topics of entries include thoughts on national news, politics, and figures of the time such as Sam Houston, the Mexican-American War, the annexation of California, and the death of Zachary Taylor. Other writings are more general and talk about Roy's daily life in Nashville, Tennessee, family matters, his health, visiting friends such as John Overton, Jr., and his love for Mary "Molly" Maxwell. The majority of...
Dates: 1848-1851

General Braxton Bragg Letter

Identifier: MS-3479

General Braxton Bragg wrote this letter to Major W. W. Bliss from camp near Monterey, Mexico on April 18, 1847. In it, he discusses the third division of infantry and his need for more recruits.

Dates: 1847 April 18

Gideon J. Pillow Letter

Identifier: MS-2138

In a letter dated August 7, 1847, from Pueblo, Mexico, to James W. Breedlove in New Orleans, La., Major General Gideon J. Pillow, brigade and division commander in the Mexican War, defends himself against political attacks by Whigs.

Dates: 1847 August 7

John M. Crockett Diary

Identifier: MS-3968
Overview This collection consists of John Crockett's bound, handwritten diary from his time in the Mexican-American War. Crockett's diary entries begin on June 10, 1846, the date Crockett mustered into the U.S. Army Cavalry by General Brazelton in Knoxville. His unit then marched through Tennessee to Memphis, took the steamboat “Sea Bird" to New Orleans, then traveled on to Galveston, Texas, marching through Corpus Christi to Brownsville and then Matamoros, Mexico. After marching to Victoria, Mexico...
Dates: 1846 June 10-1847 January 26

Second Tennessee Cavalry Regiment Journal

Identifier: MS-1041

A member of Captain Caswell's company, the Second Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, kept this handwritten journal between April 9 and May 4, 1847 while the unit was stationed in Mexico during the Mexican-American War. In it, the author describes their participation in the Battle of Cerro Gordo. Also included is a muster roll for the company dated March 4, 1847.

Dates: 1847 March 4-May 4

W. G. McAdoo Diary

Identifier: MS-0093

In this diary, W. G. McAdoo describes his service in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848), including his company's participation in the invasion of Mexico's eastern coast, the Mexican landscape, his encounters with the local population, troop movements, and the Battle of Vera Cruz (March 1847). This manuscript is a bound typescript of the original document.

Dates: 1846 October 18-1847 May 11

William Gibbs McAdoo Diary Extracts

Identifier: MS-1122

Two versions of William Gibbs McAdoo's diary documenting his life from 1846 to 1894. McAdoo wrote this diary and series of letters during the Mexican War, Civil War, and through his later years until 1894. Volume 1 is the draft version of the compilation of these extracts and Volume 2 is the final version.

Dates: 1846-1894

William Jay Smith Autobiographical Sketch

Identifier: MS-0909

In this autobiographical sketch, William Jay Smith describes his military career and ends with his election to the Tennessee Senate in 1867.

Dates: circa 1867

William King Papers

Identifier: MS-1405

William King wrote four of the five letters in this collection to his family in Sapling Grove, Virginia to tell them about his service in the Mexican-American War. Sam Anderson wrote the final letter to inform King's family of his death on board a ship bound for home. Also included are two newspaper clippings describing the letters and their contents.

Dates: 1846 September 22-1848 July 4