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    Zachary Taylor Manuscript Letter Signed "Z. Taylor" as major general, one page, 7" x 9.5", Headquarters, Army of Occupation, Camp near Monterey, May 29, 1847, addressed to The Adjutant General of the Army in Washington, DC. Three months after his greatest military battle at Buena Vista, Taylor writes: "In reply to your communication... relative to the Staff Officers of Volunteers, I regret that I cannot make a very satisfactory reply - much the greater portion of those officers having already passed down on their way to New Orleans with their respective regiments. You will have seen however that they were directed to report from that city to the Chiefs of their respective departments which will afford an opportunity of retaining such as may be desired. I submit however memoranda furnished by the chiefs of the Quarter Master, Subsistence and Medical departments, which will probably be useful and which I approve. A portion at least of the new regiments of volunteers for the war have come into the field provided with Staff officers in some of the above departments. I write by this mail to Col. Churchill in New Orleans desiring him to furnish your office with an accurate list of all Staff Officers serving with the regiments which he is mustering out and their respective addresses". Boldly signed by Taylor adding "Majr Genl" and "U.S.A. Comdg". Light scattered foxing, toning at the edges from mounting remnants on the verso barely detract from this fine letter.

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