Notes of the Mexican War, 1846-47-48: Comprising Incidents, Adventures and Everyday Proceedings and Letters While with the United States Army in the Mexican War; Also Extracts from Ancient Histories of Mexico, Giving an Accurate Account of the First and Original Settlers of Mexico, Etc.; Also the Names and Numbers of the Different Rulers of Mexico; Also Influence of the Church

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Página 282 - How sleep the brave, who sink to rest By all their country's wishes blest ! When Spring, with dewy fingers cold, Returns to deck their hallowed mould, She there shall dress a sweeter sod Than Fancy's feet have ever trod. By fairy hands their knell is rung ; By forms unseen their dirge is sung ; There Honor comes, a pilgrim gray, To bless the turf that wraps their clay ; And Freedom shall awhile repair, To dwell a weeping hermit there ! WILLIAM COLLINS.
Página 118 - The remaining' regiment of that volunteer brigade will receive instructions in the course of this day. The first division of regulars (Worth's) will follow the movement against the enemy's left at sunrise to-morrow morning.
Página 500 - Considering the many cruel disappointments and mortifications I have been made to feel since I left Washington, or the total want of support and sympathy on the part of the War Department which I have so long experienced, I beg to be recalled from this army the moment that it may be safe for any person to embark at Vera Cruz, •which I suppose will be early in November.
Página 96 - States. 4. The rank and file of the regular portion of the prisoners to be disposed of after surrender and parole, as their general-in-chief may desire, and the irregular to be permitted to return to their homes. The officers, in...
Página 118 - ... of the several corps. For this purpose the feebler officers and men of each corps will be left to guard its camp and effects, and to load up the latter in the wagons of the corps. A commander of the present encampment will be designated in the course of this day. " As soon as it shall be known that the enemy's works have been carried, or that the general pursuit has been commenced, one wagon for each...
Página 499 - ... with confidence upon the enemy's capital. I shall, nevertheless, advance; but whether beyond Puebla, will depend on intervening information and reflection. The general panic given to the enemy at Cerro Gordo still remaining, I think it probable that we shall go to Mexico, or, if the enemy recover from that, we must renew the consternation by another blow.
Página 118 - Road, a little out of view and range of the enemy's batteries. They will take up that position at nine o'clock in the morning. The enemy's batteries being carried or abandoned, all our divisions and corps will pursue with vigor.
Página 501 - Mexico in the next seven or eight weeks, •which is probable, if we are not arrested by a peace or a truce — look to be dismissed from the service of my country. You will perceive that I am aware (as I have long been) of the' dangers which hang over me at home; but I, too, am a citizen of the United States, and well know the obligations' imposed under all circumstances by an enlightened patriotism.
Página 501 - Consequently the troops have some four months' pay due them. Our poverty, or the neglect of the disbursing departments at home, has been made known, to our shame, in the papers of the capital here, through a letter from Lieutenant Colonel Hunt, that was found on the person of the special messenger from Washington. " The army is also suffering greatly from the want of necessary clothing, including blankets and great-coats. The new troops, (those who have last arrived,) as destitute as the others...
Página 96 - AM ; the garrisons to be permitted to march out with all the honors of war, and to lay down their arms to such officers as may be appointed by the general-in-chief of the United States armies, and at a point to be agreed upon by the commissioners. "2. Mexican officers shall preserve their arms and private effects, including...

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