The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: 1837-1861 - Vol. 1

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To Julia Dent

Point Isabel Texas
May 3d 1846

MY DEAR JULIA

I wrote you a long letter in answer to your last sweet letter a few days ago and intended to bring it with me to this place but when we started I left in such a hurry that I forgot it. I gave you a long account of our difficulties in it and as I now have but a few minuets to write I will send you the other letter as soon as I get back. At present I can only give you what has happened without any of the circumstances. Col. Cross 1 has been killed by the Mexicans. Cap.t Thornton 2 with three other officers and about fifty Dragoons fell in with a camp of some two thousand Mexicans and of course were taken. One officer and six or seven men were killed and four wounded all the others were taken prisoners. Lt. Porter 3 with twelve men were attacked by a large number of Mexicans and Mr. Porter and one man was killed the rest escaped. —Gen. Taylor left Matamoras with about two thousand troops for this place on the 1st of May intending to give the

Mexicans a fight if we fall in with them. We marched nearly all night the first night and you may depend My Dear Julia that we were all very much fatigued. We start again at 1 o'clock to-day and will probably have an engagement. We understand that there is several thousand encamped not far from this place. There was about six hundred troops left in our Fort opposite Matamoras and the presumption is they have been attacked, for we have heard the sound of Cannon Artillery from that direction ever since day light this morning. As soon as this is over I will write to you again, that is if I am one of the fortunate individuals who escape. Dont fear for me My Dear Julia for this is only the active part of our business. It is just what we come here for and the sooner it begins the sooner it will end and probably be the means of my seeing my dear Dear Julia soon. You dont know how anxious I am to see you again Julia. An

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant *
  • Ulysses S. Grant Association *
  • Contents *
  • Foreword xi
  • Preface xiv
  • Preface xviii
  • Acknowledgments xxvi
  • Introduction xxviii
  • Editorial Procedure xxxiii
  • Chronology xxxvii
  • Enlistment 3
  • To R. Mckinstry Griffith 4
  • To Col. Joseph Totten 8
  • To Capt. Charles F. Smith 9
  • To Carey and Hart 11
  • To Carey and Hart 11
  • Boycott Notice 12
  • Dialectic Society Certificate 21
  • Oath of Office 21
  • To Adjutant General's Office 22
  • To Bvt. Brig. Gen. Roger Jones 23
  • To Julia Dent 23
  • To Mrs. George B. Bailey 27
  • To Julia Dent 29
  • To Julia Dent 33
  • To Julia Dent 37
  • To Robert Hazlitt 39
  • To Julia Dent 40
  • To Bvt. Brig. Gen. Roger Jones 42
  • To Julia Dent 43
  • To Julia Dent 45
  • To Julia Dent 47
  • To Julia Dent 50
  • To Julia Dent 51
  • To Julia Dent 53
  • To Julia Dent 56
  • To Julia Dent 58
  • To Julia Dent 61
  • To Bvt. Capt. W. W. S. Bliss 64
  • To Julia Dent 64
  • To Julia Dent 66
  • To Julia Dent 69
  • To Julia Dent 70
  • To Julia Dent 72
  • To Julia Dent 74
  • To Julia Dent 76
  • To Bvt. Brig. Gen. Roger Jones 80
  • To Julia Dent 80
  • To Julia Dent 83
  • To Julia Dent 84
  • To Julia Dent 87
  • To Julia Dent 90
  • To Julia Dent 92
  • To John W. Lowe 94
  • To Julia Dent 99
  • To Julia Dent 101
  • To Julia Dent 103
  • To Julia Dent 104
  • To Bvt. Col. John Garland 106
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 107
  • To Julia Dent 108
  • To Julia Dent 110
  • To Julia Dent 112
  • To Julia Dent 114
  • To Julia Dent 116
  • To Julia Dent 118
  • To ( Mrs. Thomas L. Hamer) 121
  • Unknown Addressee 122
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 122
  • To Julia Dent 123
  • To Julia Dent 125
  • To Julia Dent 129
  • To Julia Dent 131
  • Addressee Unknown 134
  • Resignation Endorsement 134
  • To John W. Lowe 135
  • To Julia Dent 138
  • To Julia Dent 141
  • To Julia Dent 142
  • Addressee Unknown 143
  • Addressee Unknown 145
  • To Julia Dent 146
  • To Julia Dent 148
  • To Julia Dent 150
  • To Julia Dent 153
  • To Julia Dent 155
  • To Bvt. Brig. Gen. Roger Jones 158
  • To Julia Dent 158
  • To Julia Dent 160
  • Sworn Statement 162
  • To Julia Dent 163
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Roger Jones 165
  • To Maj. Gen. Zachary Taylor 166
  • To Colonel 166
  • To Captain 167
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 167
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Roger Jones 168
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 169
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 170
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 171
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 171
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 172
  • To Bvt. Maj. Oscar Fingal Winship 173
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. George Gibson 174
  • To Bvt. Maj. Oscar Fingal Winship 175
  • To Julia Dent Grant 178
  • To Julia Dent Grant 179
  • To Julia Dent Grant 180
  • To Bvt. Maj. Oscar F. Winship 181
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. George Gibson 182
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Roger Jones 183
  • To Julia Dent Grant 184
  • To Mr. Earl 185
  • To Julia Dent Grant 186
  • To Julia Grant and Ellen Dent 188
  • To P. Clayton 190
  • To P. Clayton 192
  • To Bvt. Brig. Gen. Thomas Lawson 193
  • To Bvt. Maj. Oscar F. Winship 194
  • Deposition 195
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 195
  • To Bvt. Capt. Irvin Mcdowell 196
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 198
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 199
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Roger Jones 200
  • To Julia Dent Grant 200
  • To Julia Dent Grant 202
  • To Julia Dent Grant 204
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Roger Jones 206
  • To Julia Dent Grant 206
  • To Julia Dent Grant 208
  • To Julia Dent Grant 209
  • To Julia Dent Grant 211
  • Advertisement for Wood 213
  • To Julia Dent Grant 214
  • To Julia Dent Grant 215
  • To Bvt. Maj. Oscar Fingal Winship 217
  • To Bvt. Maj. Oscar Fingal Winship 218
  • To Julia Dent Grant 219
  • To Julia Dent Grant 220
  • To Julia Dent Grant 222
  • To Julia Dent Grant 224
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 226
  • To Julia Dent Grant 226
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 228
  • To Lt. Col. Charles Thomas 229
  • To J. Earl Jr 229
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 230
  • To J. Earl Jr 231
  • To Bvt. Lt. Col. J. B. Grayson 231
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 232
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 233
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 234
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Roger Jones 234
  • To Julia Dent Grant 235
  • To Julia Dent Grant 237
  • To Julia Dent Grant 239
  • To Julia Dent Grant 242
  • To Julia Dent Grant 242
  • To Julia Dent Grant 245
  • To Julia Dent Grant 247
  • To Julia Dent Grant 247
  • Contract 249
  • Statement 251
  • To Julia Dent Grant 251
  • To Julia Dent Grant 254
  • To Julia Dent Grant 256
  • To Julia Dent Grant 258
  • To Board of Survey 261
  • To Julia Dent Grant 262
  • To Julia Dent Grant 265
  • To Julia Dent Grant 267
  • To Julia Dent Grant 269
  • To Bvt. Capt. Thomas R. Mcconnell 271
  • To Julia Dent Grant 274
  • To Julia Dent Grant 277
  • To Julia Dent Grant 279
  • To Julia Dent Grant 281
  • To Charles M. Conrad 283
  • To Dr. John S. Griffin 284
  • Certificate 284
  • To Julia Dent Grant 285
  • To Julia Dent Grant 287
  • To Julia Dent Grant 290
  • To George Gibbs 293
  • To Julia Dent Grant 294
  • To Julia Dent Grant 296
  • To Julia Dent Grant 299
  • To Julia Dent Grant 301
  • To Julia Dent Grant 303
  • To Julia Dent Grant 305
  • Recommendation for Margaret Getz 308
  • To Maj. Osborn Cross 308
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 311
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. George Gibson 312
  • To Bvt. Maj. E. D. Townsend 313
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 314
  • To Julia Dent Grant 315
  • To Julia Dent Grant 316
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 318
  • To Bvt. Maj. E. D. Townsend 319
  • To Julia Dent Grant 320
  • To Julia Dent Grant 322
  • To Bvt. Maj. E. D. Townsend 325
  • To Julia Dent Grant 326
  • To Col. Samuel Cooper 328
  • To Col. S. Cooper 329
  • To 1st Lt. Joseph B. Collins 331
  • To Julia Dent Grant 332
  • To Bvt. Maj. Gen. Thomas S. Jesup 333
  • To Bvt. Maj. E. D. Townsend 333
  • To Jesse Root Grant 334
  • To Jesse Root Grant 336
  • To Mary Grant 338
  • Pawn Ticket 339
  • To Mary Grant 340
  • To Col. John O'Fallon 342
  • To Mary Grant 343
  • To Jesse Root Grant 344
  • To John F. Long 345
  • To Jesse Root Grant 345
  • Manumission of Slave 347
  • To Board of County Commissioners 348
  • To Jesse Root Grant 350
  • To Jesse Root Grant 351
  • To Simpson Grant 353
  • To Hon. J. H. Lightner 354
  • To Julia Dent Grant 355
  • To Mr. Davis 357
  • To Julia Dent Grant 358
  • Addressee Unknown 359
  • Calendar *
  • Index *
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