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Johnston, Joseph Eggleston (1807-1891) to M. S. Worth

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02382.080 Author/Creator: Johnston, Joseph Eggleston (1807-1891) Place Written: Savannah, Georgia Type: Letter Date: 16 January 1870 Pagination: 5 p. ; 20.5 x 25.3 cm.

Letter copied by "M.S.W" (possibly General William Worth's daughter, Margaret. Worth's wife, Margaret Stafford Worth, died in 1869). Describes events of the Mexican War, including General Winfield Scott's march toward Mexico City via Cerro Gordo and Puebla. Discusses whether Scott issued an order that was received by the Mexican army. William Jenkins Worth served in the War of 1812, and was a General in the Mexican American War. Johnson, a Confederate general, had served under Scott during the Mexican War.

William Jenkins Worth served in the War of 1812, and was a General in the Mexican American War. Johnson, a Confederate general, had served under Scott during the Mexican War.

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