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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1846
|Edmund Kirby to Silas Wright regarding a plan to raise and command a New York regiment in the Mexican War
|26 May 1846
|Kirby, Edmund (1794-1849)
|Correspondence; Military document
|Asking Governor Wright to approve his plan to raise and command a New York regiment in the Mexican War. Claims he can raise enough men for his own regiment, is experienced in command, and has already "asked the sanction of the Secretary of War and President to my tender of service to yourself." Promises "my faculties would be devoted with zeal to the endeavor to render the corps of New York volunteers a credit to the Empire State."
|Mexican War Latin and South America Global History and Civics Foreign Affairs Military History Recruitment President
|Wright, Silas (1795-1847) Kirby, Edmund (1794-1849)
|Brownville, New York
|The Mexican War; Foreign Affairs; The Presidency
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Silas Wright was the Governor of New York, and had previously served as a Congressman and Senator. Edmund Kirby was a Colonel during the Mexican War, and had previously served in a number of different military capacities.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859