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Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Campaigns -- Mexico.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

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

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