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Collection Reference Number GLC02353
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1846 
Title John Porter Hatch to Eliza M. Hatch about a temporary cease fire
Date 18 April 1846
Author Hatch, John Porter (1822-1901)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description 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.
Subjects Mexican War  Global History and Civics  Military History  Wartime Pillaging and Destruction  Fortification  
People Hatch, Eliza M. (fl. 1846)  Hatch, John Porter (1822-1901)  
Place written Matamoros, Texas
Theme Government & Politics; The Mexican War
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information 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.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859