He was riding through Monteray and his horse fell with him
and fractured his scull. His life is dispaired of.
See letter of Sept. 23, 1846.
In his Memoirs I, 52, USG mistakenly says that his journal was lost when
his belongings were packed at Jefferson Barracks for the move to Camp Salubrity.
He adds: "Often since a fear has crossed my mind lest that book might turn up
yet, and fall into the hands of some malicious person who would publish it." It
has not turned up yet.
Seven lines crossed out.
Capt. Samuel Hamilton Walker of Tex., who led the Texas Mounted
Rifles, was killed Oct. 9, 1847, in the battle of Huamantla.
Bvt. Capt. Randolph Ridgely died Oct. 27, 1846. See Maj. Gen. Zachary
Taylor to AG, Oct. 28, 1846, HED, 30-1, 60, pp. 433-34.
To Julia Dent
Camp Near Monteray Mexico
November 7th 1846
MY DEAR JULIA
I got one of the sweetest letters from you a few days ago that
I have had for a long time and the least I can do in return is to
write you at least three pages in, return; even if I have nothing
more to write than that I love you, and how very much. I have
written very often to you since the battle of Monteray and intend
to continue to do so, but still I hope that I may have but few
more letters to write you. How happy I should be if I knew that
but a very few more letters were to pass between my Dearest
Julia and myself, —as mere lovers,-that is to say, how happy I
should be if soon Julia was to become mine forever. You say in
your letter that you wish it was our country that was being
invaded instead of Mexico, that you would ask for quarters but
doubted if Mr. Grant would grant them. Indeed dearest I am
one of the most humane individuals you are acquainted with, and
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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: 116.
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