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Mexican War, 1846-1848.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

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

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