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    [Mexican War]. Lt. John C. Gooch Forage Requisition Twice Signed. One partially-printed page, 8.25" x 10.5", Mexico, June 1, 1848. Gooch, a lieutenant in Captain Henry W. Baylor's Company "E," Lane's Battalion, Texas Mounted Volunteers, submits a forage requisition for "Thirteen Horses and Mules, in the service of the United States en route from Monterey to Ceralvo [Cerralvo] on escort duty for one day" consisting of "Three Bushels and Eight Quarts of Corn." Docketed on the verso. Folds are weakened; minor separation at the edges has been archivally repaired. Light to moderate toning. Scattered spots of staining.

    The battalion of Walter P. Lane (1817-1892), a veteran of the Texas Revolution and a former privateer in the Texas Navy and Texas Ranger, comprised of five companies, patrolled a 350 mile line between Saltillo (their headquarters since June 1847) and Camargo until their disbandment on June 30, 1847. Company "E" was responsible for the area around Cerralvo.


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