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    [Mexican War]. George Henry Thomas, the "Rock of Chickamauga" Autograph Letter Signed "Geo H Thomas." Three integral pages, 7.75" x 9.75", Buena Vista, Mexico, May 28, 1848, to John W. Thomas, his brother. Before he was the "Rock of Chickamauga" and the "Sledge of Nashville", George H. Thomas served with distinction in the Mexican-American War. The West Point graduate brought his artillery skills to the battles at Monterrey and Buena Vista. This letter written to his brother, discusses the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, his desire to get leave, and his admiration for General Winfield Scott. He writes, in part: "I am truly delighted at the favorable manner in which the testimony has gone for Genl Scott, and I believe every patriotic officer of our army has the same feeling. Genl Scott has been persecuted most unfairly and the whole army feels the insult as offense to it." With the exception of the usual fold creases the letter is in very good condition.

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