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Collection Reference Number GLC02081
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1853 
Title Winfield Scott to unknown regarding Captain William Stephen Walker
Date 21 April 1853
Author Scott, Winfield (1786-1866)  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Letter of recommendation for Captain William S. Walker.
Subjects Military History  Letter of Introduction or Recommendation  Mexican War  
People Scott, Winfield (1786-1866)  Walker, William Stephen (1822-1899)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme The Mexican War
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information William S. Walker was born in Pennsylvania. He served in the Mexican War and was brevetted captain in 1847 for gallant and meritorious service at the battle of Chapultepec. Walker was made captain of 1st cavalry in 1855 and resigned May 1, 1861.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859