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Collection
General Thomas Welsh Family Papers
Object ID
MG0828_SeriesB_F07
Date Range
1848/01/04
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Description Level
Item
Collection
General Thomas Welsh Family Papers
Description
Handwritten letter from James Buchanan to Thomas Welsh informing him that his nomination as Second Lieutenant for gallantry and good conduct as a private volunteer in Mexico has been forwarded by the President to the Senate. Note: President is James K. Polk, Buchanan is Secretary of State.
Admin/Biographical History
Thomas Welsh (1824-1863) was a Lancaster County native (born and raised in Columbia), who rose from hardscrabble origins to local fame, first as a Mexican War hero, and then as a brigadier general during the Civil War. He was well known and well respected as a no nonsense officer, for his leadership and gallantry in battle, for his dedication to the service of his country, and for his concern for the welfare of his men. See MG0828 for more biographical information.
Custodial History
Cataloged by Richard C. Wiggin prior to donation.
Date Range
1848/01/04
Creation Date
1848/01/04
Creator
Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
People
Buchanan, James
Polk, James Knox
Welsh, Thomas
Subjects
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Letters
Military promotions
Search Terms
Letters
Correspondence
James Buchanan
Buchanan Collections
Mexican War
Military promotions
Extent
1 item, 4 pages to scan
Object Name
Letter
Language
English
Condition
Poor
Condition Notes
Had been in a heavy wooden frame with wood backing. The letter itself shows some staining and is fragile.
Object ID
MG0828_SeriesB_F07
Parent Object ID
MG0828_SeriesB
Other Numbers
TW-B-48-02
Classification
MG0828
MG0828_SeriesB
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives North
Container
MG0828 Box 1
Notes
Added to PP 12/19/2020 by HST
Provenance: Passed down through the family, Blanton Charles Welsh to Emilie Benson (Welsh) Wiggin to Nancy Jane (Wiggin) Townsend. Acquired from: Chuck Townsend, Knoxville, Tennessee, 2016/05/15.
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Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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