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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1848
|George Henry Thomas to John W. Thomas regarding his hopes for after the Mexican War
|31 August 1848
|Thomas, George Henry (1816-1870)
|Thomas, John W.
|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."
|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
|Thomas, George Henry (1816-1870) Thomas, John W. (fl. 1848)
|Brazor Island, Texas
|The Mexican War; Health & Medicine; Children & Family; Foreign Affairs
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859