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University of Texas Arlington

General Orders No. 262:

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: United States. Army.
Title: General Orders No. 262
Inclusive Dates: August 24, 1847
Abstract: This document is a four page original battlefield manuscript copy of General Orders No. 262, written from the Headquarters of the Army at Tacubaya, Mexico, on August 24, 1847. The document outlines sixteen points of an armistice to end the U.S. War with Mexico. In is secretarily signed by the five commissioners that negotiated its terms as well as Generals A.L. de Santa Anna and Winfield Scott.
Identification: GA51
Extent: 1 folder (0.02 linear ft.)
Language: Materials are in English and Spanish.
Repository: Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library

Scope and Contents

This document is a four page original battlefield manuscript copy of General Orders No. 262, written from the Headquarters of the Army at Tacubaya, Mexico, on August 24, 1847. The document outlines sixteen points of an armistice to end the U.S. War with Mexico. It is secretarily signed by five commissioners who negotiated its terms: Generals J.A. Quitman, Persifer F. Smith and Franklin Pierce for the United States; and Ignatio de Inova and Benito Quijano for Mexico. The document also contains secretarily signed signatures of Generals A.L. de Santa Anna and Winfield Scott ratifying the agreement. This manuscript copy of General Orders No. 262 was presented to Lieutenant Colonel Baxter of the New York Volunteers on August 24, 1847.

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Restrictions

Access

Open for research.

Literary Rights Statement

Permission to publish, reproduce, distribute, or use by any and all other current or future developed methods or procedures must be obtained in writing from Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library. All rights are reserved and retained regardless of current or future development or laws that may apply to fair use standards.

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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
Santa Anna, Antonio López de,--1794?-1876.
Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866.
Organizations
United States. Army.
Subjects
Mexican War, 1846-1848.
Alternate Titles
Historical Manuscripts Collection

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Related Material

UB512 .U67 (Garrett Bay D): United States. Army. General Orders.

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift/purchase from Michael Vinson, 2010.

Citation

General Orders No. 262, August 24, 1847, GA51, Special Collections, The University of Texas at Arlington Library.

Acquisition

Gift/purchase, 2010.

Accessioned as number 2010-137.

Processing Information

The finding aid was processed by Brenda S. McClurkin on August 23, 2011.

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