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Mexican-American War Correspondence
SPC.2018.033  
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box 1, folder 1

Letter from United States Navy Commodore George Campell Read to Secretary of the United States J.C. Reynolds regarding the sloop-of-war Marion and the need to guard American commerce in the Atlantic Ocean against Mexican hired privateers May 31, 1847

box 1, folder 2

Letter (unidentified author and recipient) in which the author defends the United States' involvement in the Mexican-American War and states his reasoning circa 1847

box 1, folder 3

Letter from Benjamin Frank to David H. Hofius describing American plans to land General Winfield Scott's army near Vera Cruz in order to lay siege to the city February 23, 1847

box 1, folder 4

Letter from D.G. Trigg sent from Vera Cruz, to Major L. Thomas in Mexico City discussing troop movements in the area in relation to the newly-crafted armistice ending the war March 13, 1848

box 1, folder 5

Letter written by an unidentified American soldier to his family sent from Mexico. Letter discusses the difficulty of getting letters to and from Mexico; bringing souvenirs home; and the prospect of a treaty to end the war February 29, 1848

box 1, folder 6

Letter written by Brevet Major Oscar Fingal Winship to a fellow officer, Captain Charles R. Webster regarding changes to the army's organization and the demobilizing of the volunteers following the Treaty of Guadalupe Hildalgo. July 6, 1848