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Collection Reference Number GLC04675.15
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1848 
Title Certificate of merit
Date 25 November 1848
Author Polk, James K. (James Knox) (1795-1849)  
Additional authors Marcy, William Learned (1786-1857)
Recipient Horn, Balser  
Document Type Military document
Content Description Countersigned by Secretary of War Marcy. Certificate for Private Balser Horn for distinguished service during the Battle of Cerro Gordo. Partially printed document with clerical docket of Adjutant General's office.
Subjects Battle  President  Bravery  Military History  Mexican War  Latin and South America  
People Polk, James K. (James Knox) (1795-1849)  Marcy, William Learned (1786-1857)  Horn, Balser (1811-1906)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The Presidency; The Mexican War
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859