Title - Orders and instructions to General Taylor. War Department, August 25, 1845
Date - August 25, 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 - In the late summer of 1845, the War Department was concerned that General Taylor’s army might be inadequate to deal with a Mexican attack. Accordingly, Secretary Marcy informed the governors of Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi that Taylor might require militia units from their respective states, although he would first draw volunteers from Texas. On August 28, the same letter was addressed to the governors of Tennessee and Kentucky.