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Don Carlos Buell Letter, 1887 Oct. 28

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Title

Don Carlos Buell Letter

Date

1887 Oct. 28

Repository

The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

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Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Don Carlos Buell Letter, 1887 Oct. 28, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.

Extent

1 item

Scope and Content

American general. Letter to William F. Smith, Wilmington, Del. While commenting on an article written by Smith, Buell defends West Point and the regular army by comparing their performance with volunteer forces in the Mexican War. He states that the war was "substantially fought by educated soldiers . . . Even the volunteers were largely moulded and inspired by West Point men . . ." He compliments the valor of the volunteer soldiers but notes that the regular army "contributed the most

Subjects

  • United States.-- Army.-- History-- Mexican War, 1846-1848.

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