Title - Despatch from General Taylor. Head-Quarters, Army of Occupation, Camp 3 miles south of the Arroyo Colorado, March 21, 1846
Date - March 21, 1846
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 - Having marched south from Corpus Christi, Taylor reported the first contact between the two armies. Encountering Mexican troops on the west bank of the Arroyo Colorado, Taylor’s force was informed by their commanding officer that any attempt to cross the arroyo would constitute a declaration of war, and would be met with force.