Theodore O'Hara Letters,1846-1847

Descriptive Summary

Title
Theodore O'Hara Letters,1846-1847
Creator
O'Hara, Theodore, 1820-1867
Extent
2 items
Subjects
Mexican War, 1846-1848-- Sources.
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Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

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