Mexican-American War, 1846-1848
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 66
Scope and Contents Letter to his brother in Woodford County, Illinois tells the amount of pay for various ranks, describes the uniforms and insignia and gives their cost. Describes the barracks and gives a hand drawn map of it. Describes the funeral of Captain Page who was shot at Matamoros. Gives news of soldiers known to his brother.
Dates: Created: July 14, 1846
Collection — Box 64
Scope and Contents An article written by Eaton re: his father's work on "The Picket Guard". A brief description of several newspapers written and edited by soldiers to give news of the war to the soldiers who were fighting it. Gives a physical description of the paper, and examples of articles. The newspaper editorializes on the fact that they get no outside newspapers because of the expense of mailing them. There is an example of an advertisement. Quotes articles on the battle of Buena Vista, the capture of Vera...
Dates: Created: undated
Scope and Contents Papers of Leonard Swett (1825 â 1889) consists of unpublished letters, published letters in journals, correspondence including incoming, personal papers, speeches and essays prepared by Swett, resolutions, and scrapbooks relating to Leonardâs relationship with his mother and sister in MaineÂ (1847-1886); experience in the Mexican War; legal practice in Illinois (1849 â 1858); the experiences in the Eighth Judicial Circuit; Republican National Convention (1888); the death of Swett (1889);...
Dates: Created: 1847-1890; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1942
Collection — Box 64
Scope and Contents Four letters to his wife, Eliza, from the Mexican War discusses a buffalo hunt, sickness and death of the men from Morgan County, Eliza's wish to teach school while he is gone, his weariness with the war and several mentions of Lieutenant John Logan. Mentions a Colonel Griffin's "brush with Indians" where a "great number" of Indians were killed, including women and children who had hidden in the grass and were trampled. One letter from his uncle, Dr. John Logan. One letter to Eliza from the...
Dates: Created: 1847 - 1861
Abstract Richard J. Oglesby, elected governor of Illinois in 1864, 1872 and 1884, appointed to the U.S.Senate in 1873 and his son John G. Oglesby, elected Illinois lieutenant governor in 1908 and 1916,were active in Illinois politics for almost a century. Richard, who was basically self-educated,learned the law and became a lawyer, served in the Mexican War, was a delegate to the WhigConvention in 1852, gave the ârailsplitter speechâ for Lincoln at the 1860 Republican Convention,and after serving in...
Dates: Created: 1845-1938; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1970
Collection — Box 62
Scope and Contents Letters, 1805-1807, to Joseph discuss land speculation especially with regard to the "large numbers of people coming from Europe", the Indiana legislature, the governor's corruption and the need for Illinois Territory to break away from Indiana, mail contracts and slavery (Morrison owned slaves). Letter,1814, from Joseph to Anne, while in Pittsburgh on bank business. Letter, 1847, to Anne from Eloise Morrison discuss family news and the Mexican War. Two letters, 1850, from Jacksonville, one to...
Dates: Created: 1805 - 1853
Collection — Multiple Containers
Abstract Family of Servetus M. Thorpe, a political leader and veteran of the Mexican-American War. Many of Servetus's children and grandchildren became doctors. Servetus's grandson, Leon G. Myers, was a teacher, principal, and superintendent in Clinton, Illinois. Servetus's great-grandson-in-law, Gale Corley, served as a Major in World War II.
Dates: Created: 1825-2003; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2006