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Journal entries of a Mexican prisoner of war, captured by the Texas Army

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06284.02 Author/Creator: Place Written: [various places] Type: Autograph manuscript Date: 1836/10 Pagination: 3 p. 25.4 x 20.3 cm

Summary of Content: Written before full exchange of prisoners began. Describing events of October 1 - November 28, 1836. Includes information about the defeat of the Mexican Army at San Jacinto, General Houston, Colonel Christy, Mr. Wolfe and Captain Patton.

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: TexasAmerican WestLatin and South AmericaGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsPrisoner of WarMilitary HistorySoldier's Diary

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