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1846 U.S.-Mexico War Diary and service papers.

Author: Zenas Wells Matthews
Publisher: 1846-1887.
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Genre/Form: Diaries
Named Person: Zenas Wells Matthews
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Zenas Wells Matthews
OCLC Number: 66386735
Notes: Diary written by Z.W. Matthews during his service as a private in the War of 1846 with Mexico. Matthews served under Captain C[hristopher]. B. Acklin's Company B of Col. John C. Hays' First Texas Mounted Riflemen. The diary begins with mention of leaving to join Gen. Taylor's army on the Rio Grande and includes descriptions of the Siege of Monterrey and the taking of the Bishop's Palace. Service papers include 1846 honorable discharge signed by C.B. Acklen [sic] and Col. John C. Hays; 1849 letter certifying that Matthews served and was honorably discharged, signed by John C. Hays, and 1887 Declaration for Service Pension. Collection also has 4 silhouettes, Minerva Westlake, Rev. Burroughs Westlake, Darius Wells, Rev. Dan[ie]l Limerick.

Southwestern University A. Frank Smith, Jr. Library Center notes:
Diary written by Z. W. Matthews during his service as a private in the War of 1846 with Mexico. Matthews served under Captain C[hristopher]. B. Acklin's Company B of Col. John C. Hays' First Texas Mounted Riflemen. The diary begins with mention of leaving to join Gen. Taylor's army on the Rio Grande and includes descriptions of the Siege of Monterrey and the taking of the Bishop's Palace. Service papers include 1846 honorable discharge signed by C. B. Acklen [sic] and Col. John C. Hays; 1849 letter certifying that Matthews served and was honorably discharged, signed by John C. Hays, and 1887 Declaration for Service Pension. Collection also has 4 silhouettes, Minerva Westlake, Rev. Burroughs Westlake, Darius Wells, Rev. Dan[ie]l Limerick.
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Description: 1 item (24 pages) ; 10 x 16 cm + 7 miscellaneous items
Local System Bib Number:
295460
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