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Collection Reference Number GLC05520
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1848 
Title George Henry Thomas to John W. Thomas regarding his hopes for after the Mexican War
Date 31 August 1848
Author Thomas, George Henry (1816-1870)  
Recipient Thomas, John W.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Writes to his brother about the dwindling army of occupation, as the war had ended in February. Assures his brother that he will assist in relocating the family to Norfolk. Plans on being discharged soon but will apply for a furlough in October in hopes of seeing everyone for Christmas. Hopes he will not have a hero's welcome when he visits his family and friends and says being presented with a sword by his hometown was enough. Adds that there are conflicting ideas about whether the Mexican peace will last but does not care as long as he can leave "this vile country."
Subjects Mexican War  Texas  American West  Military History  Immigration and Migration  Children and Family  Holidays and Celebrations  Latin and South America  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Treaty  Peace  Weaponry  
People Thomas, George Henry (1816-1870)  Thomas, John W. (fl. 1848)  
Place written Brazor Island, Texas
Theme The Mexican War; Health & Medicine; Children & Family; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859