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Don Carlos Buell Letter, 1887 Oct. 28, 1887

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Knt000231Don Carlos Buell Letter, 1887 Oct. 28Processed by: Processed by; machine-readable finding aid created by:Encoded bySpecial CollectionsThe Filson Historical Society 1310 South Third Street Louisville, KY 40208 Phone: (502) 635-5083Fax: (502) 635-5086 Email: holmberg@filsonhistorical.orgURL: http://www.filsonhistorical.org/ Copyright 2001 The Filson Historical SocietyLibraries. All Rights Reserved.Machine-readable finding aid derived from MARC DatabaseDate of source: Date completedDescription is in English.Don Carlos Buell Letter, 1887 Oct. 28Contact InformationSpecial CollectionsThe Filson Historical Society 1310 South Third Street Louisville, Kentucky40208 USAPhone: (502) 635-5083Fax: (502) 635-5086 Email: holmberg@filsonhistorical.orgURL: http://www.filsonhistorical.org/Processed by: StaffDate Completed: n.d.Encoded by: M. Plarr Copyright 2001 The Filson Historical Society. All Rights Reserved.Don Carlos Buell Letter, 1887 Oct. 28N/ABuell, Don Carlos, 1818-18981 itemNo items online. Must visit contributing institution.The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USAOpen to researchers.[Identification of item], Don Carlos Buell Letter, 1887 Oct. 28, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.United States.-- Army.-- History-- Mexican War, 1846-1848.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

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