Mexican War collection, 1845-1894.


William L. Clements Library. Mexican War collection, 1845-1894.

Mexican War collection, 1845-1894.

The Mexican War collection contains miscellaneous letters and documents related to the war between the United States and Mexico, 1846-1848.

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United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 5th (1815- ) (corporateBody)

United States. Army (corporateBody)

The United States Army is the largest branch of the United States Armed Forces and performs land-based military operations. It is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States and is designated as the Army of the United States in the United States Constitution, Article 2, Section 2, Clause 1 and United States Code, Title 10, Subtitle B, Chapter 301, Section 3001. As the largest and senior branch of the U.S. military, the modern U.S. Army has its roots in the Continental Army, which wa...

Wool, John Ellis, 1784-1869 (person)

Wool, a New York native, was a career U. S. army officer who began his service during the War of 1812, led victorious troops at the Battle of Buena Vista during the Mexican War, and commanded several departments in the eastern United States until he retired on August 1, 1863. From the description of Orders No. 302, May 28, 1847. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 301369825 John Ellis Wool (1784-1869) was an American military officer who fought in the...

Pemberton, John C. (John Clifford), 1814-1881 (person)

Confederate army officer. From the description of Papers of John C. Pemberton, 1862-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453948 Officer in the U.S. Army and later in the Confederate States of America Army. From the description of Letter, 1862. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 39522011 Confederate general controversial for his surrender of Vicksburg, Miss., 4 July 1863; a veteran of the Seminole Wars, the Mexican War, and service on the fr...

Marcy, William L. (William Learned), 1786-1857 (person)

New York attorney and statesman; served as United States Secretary of State under President Pierce. From the description of William Learned Marcy letter, 1857 Mar. 15. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 255631874 Senator, Governor of New York, 1833-39. From the description of Letter 1834 March 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122617820 Secretary of War under Polk. Secretary of State under Pierce. From the description of Autog...

Sevier, Ambrose Hundley, 1801-1848 (person)

William L. Clements library (corporateBody)

Thomas Amory, the son of Jonathan and Rebecca Amory, was born in Ireland in 1682. In 1685, following his mother's death, Amory moved to South Carolina with his father. In 1696, he traveled to England for his education and, in 1709, moved to the Azores at the behest of French merchant Ozell. Amory stayed in the Azores for several years until leaving for Boston in 1719, where he married Rebecca Holmes in 1721. There, he enjoyed a successful mercantile career until his death in 1728. He and his wif...

Lyon, Nathaniel, -1861 (person)

Nathaniel Lyon (1818-1861), soldier and author, was born in Ashford, Conn. A graduate of West Point, he served in the U.S. Army as lieutenant in Florida fighting Seminole Indians, at Sackets Harbor, N.Y., as captain in Mexico during the war (1845-1848), and in "Bleeding" Kansas. Lyon was also a well-known political commentator. He is best known for his leadership at the 1861 battle of Wilson's Creek, Mo., as a result of which was that Missouri remained in the Union during the Civil War. ...

Meginness, John Franklin, 1827-1899 (person)

Native of Pennsylvania, served in the U.S. Army, Fifth Infantry, Company D, during the Mexican War, journalist and editor after the war. From the description of Papers, 1809-1857, (bulk 1847-1857). (University of Texas at Arlington). WorldCat record id: 32164325 John Franklin Meginness was born July 16, 1827, in Colerain, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Benjamin and Sarah Meginness and spent his boyhood on his father's farm. The family moved to...