On July 26, 1846, from "Brazos Saint Iago Texas," Frazier reports that "We shall soon start on our way to Genl Taylor's camp but by the hardships which we have been told off by the Texian Troops & Louisiana. . . . There is now about 4000 Troops here dischared[?] who volunteered for 6 months and among them is William Goodloe son of the Foundry man I wish you to tell his that he ain't dead yet, as it was reported at home so he says he is well and will be home in a few days. He was with Walker of the Texian Rangers and is coming to N. Orleans with the Jackson Regmt." Months later on December 29, 1846, from Camp Monterey, Mexico, Frazier describes Monterey where "the American Flag floats in triumph over its walls." This letter contains a drawing of Monterey - "Plat... read more
[Mexican War]. Hiram Frazier Jr. Letters (5) plus one from his father, all dated from July 1846 through July 1847. In these letters, the young soldier, a member of the 2nd Kentucky Volunteers Regiment, Co. "C", writes to his family members in Cincinnati, Ohio, about his travels from Ohio to Texas. He also informs them about troop movements and mentions Samuel Walker "of the Texian Rangers." In the final letter, Frazier's father writes home as he travels to Mexico to retrieve the body of his son. Some staining, soiling, and minor dampstaining to the letters. Folds.