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Theodore O'Hara Letters,1846-1847

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Title

Theodore O'Hara Letters

Date

1846-1847

Repository

The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Theodore O'Hara Letters, 1846-1847, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.

Extent

2 items

Scope and Content

Veteran of the Mexican War, journalist, and poet. Two letters written from Mexico to his father, Kean O'Hara. His 30 Dec. 1846 letter from Victoria describes the arrival of General Quitman's army at Victoria, Mexico; General Zachary Taylor's movement toward Saltillo; and reports of Santa Anna's force marching on Saltillo. His 2 Mar. 1847 letter from Tampico regards vouchers showing expenditures of public money; the embarkation of troops; planned operations against Vera Cruz; and his excellent health while in Mexico

Subjects

  • Mexican War, 1846-1848-- Sources.

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