University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Richard E. Cochrane Papers, 1838-1859



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Cochrane, Richard E.
Title: Cochrane, Richard E. Papers
Dates: 1838-1858
Abstract: Papers concern the career of Pennsylvanian Richard E. Cochrane (1818-1846) as an officer in the U. S. Army and his death in the Mexican-American War and include letters, legal documents, a map of the battlefield at Resaca de la Palma, and a scrapbook.
Extent: 1 1/2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Richard E. Cochrane (1818-1846) was born in Pennsylvania. He was a soldier and a lieutenant in the United States Army and fought in the Mexican-American War. During the Mexican-American War, Cochrane was killed at the Battle of Resaca de la Palma on May 9, 1846.


Scope and Contents

The Richard E. Cochrane Papers, 1838-1859, concern the life and career of Cochrane and include letters, legal documents, a map of the battlefield at Resaca de la Palma, and a scrapbook. The scrapbook primarily contains newspaper clippings, mementos, and poems concerning Lieutenant Cochran’s death, as well as family history. The letters specifically relate to the commission of Cochrane as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 4th Infantry, the living conditions in the army, travel, and Cochrane's death.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Cochrane, Richard E., 1818-1846--Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Army.
Subjects
Mexican War, 1846-1848--Campaigns
Genealogy
Resaca de la Palma, Battle of, Tex., 1846
Places
Mexico--1840-1850
Texas--1830-1860

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Richard E. Cochrane Papers, 1838-1859, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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 Papers

 

Inventory

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2C450 Papers, 1838-1859