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Collection Reference Number GLC05295
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1846 
Title Albert Sidney Johnston to Eliza Griffin Johnston regarding the movements of his division
Date 15 September 1846
Author Johnston, Albert Sidney (1803-1862)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes to his wife about the movements of his division and the numbers of the present force. Expects to be reunited with his wife and boys once the campaign is over and his appointment is terminated.
Subjects Mexican War  Latin and South America  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Military History  Women's History  Children and Family  
People Johnston, Albert Sidney (1803-1862)  Johnston, Eliza Griffin (1821-1896)  
Place written Seralro Munico, Mexico
Theme The Mexican War; Foreign Affairs; Women in American History; Children & Family
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Eliza Griffin Johnston, the second wife of General Johnston, was an artist and diarist. After Johnston was killed at Shiloh in April 1862, Eliza raised their remaining five children on her own. In 1894 she donated relics of her husband and family to the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. The donation included a book, compiled for her husband, of watercolors of Texas wildflowers she had painted in the 1840s and 1850s. "Texas Wild Flowers," a book of 101 of her paintings, was published in 1972.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859