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Walter J. McMurtry Papers
The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA
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[Identification of item], Walter J. McMurtry Papers, 1847-1853, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.
Soldier. Papers consisting of five letters and one affidavit/power of attorney regarding his Mexican War service, all written by McMurtry. Letters dated 1 Feb. and 2 Mar. 1847 describe, respectively, his quarters and conditions in Saltillo, Mexico, and the capture of Cassius Marcellus Clay and others before the Battle of Buena Vista; and the Battle of Buena Vista, the death of Henry Clay, Jr. and other casualties, troop movements, the condition of the Mexican army, and the exchange of Cassius Clay
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