Title - Orders and instructions to General Taylor. War Department, August 23, 1845
Date - August 23, 1845
Publication Information - Messages of the President of the United States, with the correspondence, therewith communicated, between the Secretary of War and other officers of the government, on the subject of the Mexican War. Published by: Wendall and van Benthuysen, Washington, 1848
Format - Letters (correspondence)
Collection - The University of Texas at Arlington Library, Special Collections.
Call Number - E404.U59 Library Collections Depository, Special Collections
Description - Secretary Marcy again reminded Taylor that the United States regarded the Rio Grande as the Texas-Mexico border, and that any effort by Mexican troops to across the river would be regarded as an invasion of the United States. Marcy informed Taylor that an additional 1,000 troops had been ordered to Corpus Christi, bringing his army to 3,554 men. The administration also authorized Taylor to call upon the governors of Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Kentucky for volunteers to augment his regular troops.