happened. Mr. Hazlitt come out alive and whole. When we have
another engagement, if we do have another atall, I will write
again; that is if I am not one of the victims. Give my love to all
at White Haven and do write soon my Dear Julia. I think you
will find that history will count the victory just achieved one of
the greatest on record. But I do not want to say to much about
it until I see the accounts given t by others. Dont forget to write
soon to your most Devoted
P. S. I forgot to tell you that the Fortifications left in charge of
6 in command of the 7th Inf.y was attacked while we
were at Point Isabel and for five days the Mexicans continued to
throw in shells. There was but 2 killed, Maj. Brown & one
soldier, and 2 wounded.
The battles of Palo Alto (May 8) and Resaca de la Palma (May 9), 1846.
Gen. Mariano Arista had taken command of Mexican forces at Mata-
moros on April 24, 1846.
Capt. John Page of Mass., 4th Inf., died July 12, 1846, of wounds received
at Palo Alto.
Brig. Gen. Zachary Taylor reported the capture of seven pieces of
artillery. Taylor to AGO, May 9, 1846, HED, 30-1-60, p. 296. USG's factual
statements about the battles are in general agreement with official reports.
Gen. R. Diaz de La Vega.
Maj. Jacob Brown of Mass., died May 9, 1846, of wounds received
May 6, 1846. The fort he had defended, now at Brownsville, Tex., had originally
been named Fort Taylor, but was renamed Fort Brown on May 17, 1846.
To Julia Dent
May 24th 1846
MY DEAR JULIA
I recieved your letter of the 5th Ins. about one week ago and
would have answered it (as I do all your sweet letters) immediately but I had written to you but a few days before and I
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Book title: The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: 1837-1861.
Contributors: John Y. Simon - Editor.
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press.
Place of publication: Carbondale, IL.
Publication year: 1967.
Page number: 87.
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