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Collection Reference Number GLC02456.30
From Archive Folder Civil War generals from border states: 33 letters and documents 
Title Lorenzo Thomas writes to John Anthony Quitman, transmitting orders regarding camp
Date September 4, 1846
Author Thomas, Lorenzo (1804-1875)  
Recipient Quitman, John Anthony  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Written from camp near Camargo. Thomas transmits orders prohibiting the discharge of firearms near camp and restricting non-commissioned officers, musicians, and privates from leaving camp, among other details.
Subjects Mexican War  Union General  Latin and South America  Military History  Military Camp  Weaponry  Art, Music, Theater, and Film  Global History and Civics  
People Thomas, Lorenzo (1804-1875)  Quitman, John Anthony (1798-1858)  
Place written Mexico
Theme The Mexican War; Arts & Literature
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Thomas was General William O. Butler’s chief of staff in the Mexican War. Following the Mexican War, he became General Winfield Scott’s chief of staff. At the beginning of the Civil War, Thomas served as United States Adjutant General.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945