A Guide to the Charles Everett Papers, 1846-1849
The son of Charles Everett, Sr. of Quincy, Illinois, and the cousin of Edward Everett (1818-1903), who served as a sergeant during the Mexican War, Charles Everett also fought in the Mexican War as a lieutenant. He engaged in a number of battles, including those at Camargo and Monterrey, Mexico.
Young, Kevin R. "Everett, Edward."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed April 18, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fev15.
Composed of correspondence, a general order, and a map, the Charles Everett Papers, 1846-1849, chronicle Everett’s experiences fighting in the Mexican War. Correspondence consists of letters to his cousin Edward Everett and his father Charles Everett describing conditions within the army, the occupation of Camargo, the battle of Monterrey, and the movement of troops under generals Zachary Taylor and Winfield Scott. Additionally, the general order signed by Adjutant General R. Jones, authorizes further officers in the United States Army, while the map illustrates General John E. Wool’s march through south-central Texas and northern Mexico.
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Charles Everett Papers, 1846-1849, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.
Detailed Description of the Papers