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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1846
|John Porter Hatch to Eliza M. Hatch about a temporary cease fire
|18 April 1846
|Hatch, John Porter (1822-1901)
|Writes to his sister about a temporary cease fire. Discusses Mexican General Ampadia's proclamation to take Matamoros and General Taylor's polite letter that he and the Americans intend to stay. Mentions the citizens' fear that Matamoros will be destroyed and the government's inability to pay for reconstruction. Adds that the soldiers have almost completed a fort that should hold off the Mexicans. Discusses various divisions of Americans stationed throughout Mexico.
|Mexican War Global History and Civics Military History Wartime Pillaging and Destruction Fortification
|Hatch, Eliza M. (fl. 1846) Hatch, John Porter (1822-1901)
|Government & Politics; The Mexican War
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|John P. Hatch, brigadier-general, graduated at West Point in 1845, and was assigned to the 3rd U. S. infantry. He was later transferred to the mounted rifles and served in the military occupation of Texas and the Mexican War, being brevetted 1st lieutenant for gallantry at Contreras and Churubusco, and captain for services at Chapultepec. Hatch also fought in the U.S. Civil War, rising to the rank of major general. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859