University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Charles Everett Papers, 1846-1849



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Everett, Charles
Title: Charles Everett papers
Dates: 1846-1849
Abstract: Composed of correspondence, a general order, and a map, the Charles Everett Papers, 1846-1849, chronicle Everett's experiences fighting in the Mexican War.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.02616
Extent: 13 items
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.

Source:

Young, Kevin R. "Everett, Edward."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed April 18, 2011. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fev15.


Scope and Contents

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.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.


Index Terms

Personal Names
Everett, Charles
Everett, Edward, 1818-1903
Jones, R., Adjutant-General
Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866.
Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850
Wool, John Ellis, 1784-1869.
Corporate Names
United States. Army
Subjects
Battle of Monterrey (Monterrey, Mexico : 1846)
Mexican War (1846-1848)
Places
Mexico
Monterrey
Tamaulipas

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles Everett Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1985-300

Processing Information

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 Collection

Inventory

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2.325/A136 [SRH1230000253] Correspondence, general order, and map, 1846-1849