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Collection: Zenas Matthews' 1846 U.S.-Mexico War Diary and Service Papers

Kathryn
Kathryn added a note to page 6 in the work Z. Matthews' Diary in Zenas Matthews' 1846 U.S.-Mexico War Diary and Service Papers collection, saying “Southwestern's Special Collections owns a 12th edition (1855) of John Lloyd Southwestern's Special Collections owns an 1855 12th edition of Stephen's "Incidents of travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan." New York, Harper & Brothers, 1855. The I”Note Added
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San Jac Descendant added a note to page 2 in the work Z. Matthews' Diary in Zenas Matthews' 1846 U.S.-Mexico War Diary and Service Papers collection, saying “"Ferdinand Friedrich Engelking (1810-1885) was born in Schluesselburg, Westphalia, Prussia." In 1839 he immigrated to Cat Spring in Austin County, Texas to join Ludwig Sigismund Anton von Roeder, his wife, and family. The Engleking family operated a succe”Note Added
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San Jac Descendant added a note to page 17 in the work Z. Matthews' Diary in Zenas Matthews' 1846 U.S.-Mexico War Diary and Service Papers collection, saying “Thomas Green was a lawyer, politician, soldier and officer of the Republic of Texas, and rose to the rank of Brigadier General of the Confederacy during the American Civil War. On April 12, 1864, Green was mortally wounded by a shell from a Federal gunbo”Note Added
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San Jac Descendant added a note to page 14 in the work Z. Matthews' Diary in Zenas Matthews' 1846 U.S.-Mexico War Diary and Service Papers collection, saying “General Edward Burleson often referred to as the "Old Indian Fighter" was a veteran of the War of 1812, the Missouri, and Texas Militia's and the Texas Revolution, where he distinguished himself in the Siege of Bexar, and the Battle of San Jacinto.”Note Added
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San Jac Descendant added a note to page 17 in the work Z. Matthews' Diary in Zenas Matthews' 1846 U.S.-Mexico War Diary and Service Papers collection, saying “Ashbel Smith was a pioneer physician, diplomat and official of the Republic of Texas, Confederate officer and first President of the Board of Regents of the University of Texas.”Note Added
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San Jac Descendant added a note to page 21 in the work Z. Matthews' Diary in Zenas Matthews' 1846 U.S.-Mexico War Diary and Service Papers collection, saying “When Zenas Matthews and his fellow volunteers arrived at the mouth of the Rio Grande, the battle for control of Brownsville and Matamoras had already been won by General Taylor's forces. Fort Texas had been renamed to Fort Brown in honor of it's commande”Note Added
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San Jac Descendant added a note to page 12 in the work Z. Matthews' Diary in Zenas Matthews' 1846 U.S.-Mexico War Diary and Service Papers collection, saying “W.L. Rogers went to Corpus Christi with his father in 1846, to join Taylor’s army, the old man bringing other sons with him. Finding that the army had left for Mexico, Rogers and his men started towards Brownsville to join up. The men were attacked by Me”Note Added
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San Jac Descendant added a note to page 4 in the work Z. Matthews' Diary in Zenas Matthews' 1846 U.S.-Mexico War Diary and Service Papers collection, saying “Washington Green Lee Foley (1780-1874), Lavaca County pioneer, immigrated to Texas in 1838. The mill, gin, blacksmith shop, and cluster of slave huts were listed on Ferdinand von Roemer's map of Texas as Foley's Settlement and were described by William ”Note Added
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San Jac Descendant added a note to page 3 in the work Z. Matthews' Diary in Zenas Matthews' 1846 U.S.-Mexico War Diary and Service Papers collection, saying “The black jack and post oak mentioned are of course the Blackjack Oak, and the Post Oak trees.”Note Added
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San Jac Descendant added a note to page 2 in the work Z. Matthews' Diary in Zenas Matthews' 1846 U.S.-Mexico War Diary and Service Papers collection, saying “Zenus mentions staying at the home of Reverend John Wesley Kenney, one of the first great pioneer Methodist Ministers in Texas. He arrived in Texas in 1833, and immediately began founding Methodist societies, even though under Mexican law, the Catholic C”Note Added
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San Jac Descendant added a note to page 17 in the work Z. Matthews' Diary in Zenas Matthews' 1846 U.S.-Mexico War Diary and Service Papers collection, saying “William Read Scurry was a lawyer, district attorney, legislature, and soldier that served in the Mexican-American War, and the American Civil War. Scurry was killed at the Battle of Jenkins' Ferry on April 30, 1864. This same battle took the life of my ”Note Added
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San Jac Descendant added a note to page 5 in the work Z. Matthews' Diary in Zenas Matthews' 1846 U.S.-Mexico War Diary and Service Papers collection, saying “Zenas mentions Mr. Duval, and how he told them the story of the massacre at Goliad that he had escaped. This same John Crittenden Duval went on to author many books about early Texas, and the one that comes to mind is the "Adventures of Big Foot Wallace.”Note Added
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San Jac Descendant added a note to page 6 in the work Z. Matthews' Diary in Zenas Matthews' 1846 U.S.-Mexico War Diary and Service Papers collection, saying “Zenas mentions the book "Incidents of Travel in the Yucatan" by John Lloyd Stevens, and it amazed me to find that this book is still sold. Most references state that it was first printed in 1847, and this Diary proves it must have been earlier. ”Note Added
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San Jac Descendant added a note to page 15 in the work Z. Matthews' Diary in Zenas Matthews' 1846 U.S.-Mexico War Diary and Service Papers collection, saying “The Colonel Samuel H. Walker mentioned later lost his life at Huamantla, Mexico, and is remembered to this day for being one of the two inventors of the famous Walker Colt revolver. The other being the arms manufacturer, Samuel Colt.”Note Added
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San Jac Descendant added a note to page 15 in the work Z. Matthews' Diary in Zenas Matthews' 1846 U.S.-Mexico War Diary and Service Papers collection, saying “First Lieutenant Lane was of course the same Walter Paye Lane that fought at the Battle of San Jacinto. His autobiography, written in 1887 and published under the title of "Adventures and Recollections of General Walter P. Lane," makes for interesting re”Note Added
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San Jac Descendant added a note to page 15 in the work Z. Matthews' Diary in Zenas Matthews' 1846 U.S.-Mexico War Diary and Service Papers collection, saying “The Capt Chivalier that is mentioned I believe, was Michael H. Chevallie, who is recorded as a Major, 1st Texas Mounted Rifle Volunteers during the Mexican War. ”Note Added
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San Jac Descendant added a note to page 37 in the work Z. Matthews' Diary in Zenas Matthews' 1846 U.S.-Mexico War Diary and Service Papers collection, saying “Soldier Matthews fear, or mention of Capt Gillaspie's mortal wound were thankfully premature, because the Captain lived to fight again, dying on October 3, 1867, while serving as Superintendent of the Texas Penitentiary at Huntsville. ”Note Added
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San Jac Descendant added a note to page 30 in the work Z. Matthews' Diary in Zenas Matthews' 1846 U.S.-Mexico War Diary and Service Papers collection, saying “The Capt Gillespie mentioned was the same Captain Gillaspie, spelled with an "a" that commanded the Sixth Company of the Second Regiment in 1836, at the Battle of San Jacinto.”Note Added
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San Jac Descendant added a note to page 29 in the work Z. Matthews' Diary in Zenas Matthews' 1846 U.S.-Mexico War Diary and Service Papers collection, saying “Correct spelling of Mexican locations continues to be a problem, while Marine probably refers to Marin, I think Catdarett should probably be Cadereyta. ”Note Added
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San Jac Descendant added a note to page 28 in the work Z. Matthews' Diary in Zenas Matthews' 1846 U.S.-Mexico War Diary and Service Papers collection, saying “Seralvo was the phonetic spelling used by Zenas for Cerralvo. ”Note Added
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San Jac Descendant added a note to page 23 in the work Z. Matthews' Diary in Zenas Matthews' 1846 U.S.-Mexico War Diary and Service Papers collection, saying “"Time Line," the next day is 16 August 1846: Santa Anna returns to Mexico from exile in Cuba.”Note Added
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San Jac Descendant added a note to page 18 in the work Z. Matthews' Diary in Zenas Matthews' 1846 U.S.-Mexico War Diary and Service Papers collection, saying “The "Time Line" On this Tuesday mentioned, the 21st of July, General Taylor issues orders for the discharge of 3 and 6 month volunteers.”Note Added
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San Jac Descendant added a note to page 25 in the work Z. Matthews' Diary in Zenas Matthews' 1846 U.S.-Mexico War Diary and Service Papers collection, saying “Piloncillo is an unrefined sugar from Mexico produced in "cone" shapes of various sizes.”Note Added
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San Jac Descendant added a note to page 17 in the work Z. Matthews' Diary in Zenas Matthews' 1846 U.S.-Mexico War Diary and Service Papers collection, saying “On this page my first cousin James Pinkney Henderson is mentioned, and although he was elected Governor of Texas in 1845, he asked permission of the Texas Legislature to take personal command of the Texans who volunteered in the Mexican War. He was ppoin”Note Added
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San Jac Descendant added a note to page 10 in the work Z. Matthews' Diary in Zenas Matthews' 1846 U.S.-Mexico War Diary and Service Papers collection, saying “For the first time a Captain Irion is mentioned, and I wonder if this could have been Robert Anderson Irion, born 1804 in Paris Tennessee. He was a physician, surveyor, and Texas Secretary of State in the first term of Presidency for Sam Houston. ”Note Added
Kathryn
Kathryn added a note to page Cover in the work Z. Matthews' Diary in Zenas Matthews' 1846 U.S.-Mexico War Diary and Service Papers collection, saying “See: http://tiny.cc/toely Google Books: THE GOSPEL ANCHOR, vol. 2., 1832-3. "The Slanderer" is quoted here.”Note Added