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Theodore S. Ebbert Mexican War Letters:

A Guide



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Ebbert, Theodore S.
Title: Theodore S. Ebbert Mexican War Letters
Inclusive Dates: 1847-1848
Abstract: Theodore S. Ebbert was a member of the 2nd Pennsylvania Regiment during the U.S. War with Mexico. The five letters comprising this collection were written to his sisters and brother-in-law in 1847 to 1848 from Vera Cruz, Castle of Perote, and Puebla, Mexico. Ebbert discussed military matters such as division structure, troop movements, and military engagements. He also provided great insight into the daily experience of a soldier and detailed descriptions of Mexican soldiers and civilians.
Identification: GA51
Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Biographical Note

Theodore S. Ebbert was a member of the 2nd Pennsylvania Regiment during the U.S. War with Mexico.


Scope and Contents

Five letters from Theodore S. Ebbert to his sisters and brother-in-law - Mariah Ebbert of Cookstown, Pennsylvania, and the Reverend Josiah and Alvina Gibson of Moorefield, Ohio. Two letters emanated from Vera Cruz, March 30 and April 5, 1847; one from Castle of Perote, May 21, 1847; and the last two from Puebla, March 28 and 30, 1848. Ebbert discussed military matters such as division structure, troop movements, and military engagements. He also provided great insight into the daily experience of a soldier and detailed descriptions of Mexican soldiers and civilians.


 

Organization

The letters are arranged chronologically.

Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

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Index Terms

These materials are indexed under the following headings in the catalog of The University of Texas at Arlington Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Persons
Ebbert, Theodore S.--Archives.
Subjects
Mexican War, 1846-1848--Personal narratives, American.
Alternate Titles
Historical Manuscripts Collection

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift/purchase from Michael Vinson, 2010.

Citation

Theodore S. Ebbert Mexican War Letters, 1847-1848, GA51, Special Collections, University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Acquisition

Gift/purchase, 2010.

Accessioned as number 2010-134.

Processing Information

The finding aid was written by Brenda S. McClurkin on August 16, 2011.