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 Maj. Brown 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.
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