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Collection Reference Number GLC04278
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1847 
Title Enos D. Hopping to Mrs. Hopping regarding military plans in Mexico
Date 6 August 1847
Author Hopping, Enos D. (1805-1847)  
Recipient Hopping, Mrs  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Writes to his wife about having received a letter from General Zachary Taylor regarding a possible peace with Santa Anna. Adds that Santa Anna had asked General Winfield Scott for a short armistice, even though he has been raising several thousand troops to defend Mexico City. Discusses military plans, keeping personal news to a minimum. Possibly Hopping's last letter home, as he died in Mier, Mexico on 1 September 1847.
Subjects Mexican War  Latin and South America  Military History  Peace  Treaty  Diplomacy  
People Hopping, Enos D. (1805-1847)  Hopping, Enos D., Mrs. (fl. 1847)  
Place written Mier, Mexico
Theme The Mexican War; Children & Family; Women in American History
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Hopping had joined the United States army during the Mexican War, and was appointed a brigadier-general on 3 March 1847.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859