University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Charles Everett Papers, 1846-1849



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Everett, Charles
Title: Everett, Charles, 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.
Accession No.: 85-300
Extent: 13 items
Language: Materials are written in 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

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Everett, Charles -- Archives.
Everett, Edward, 1818-1903.
Jones, R., Adjutant-General.
Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866.
Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850.
Wool, John Ellis, 1784-1869.
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Army -- History -- Mexican War, 1846-1848.
Subjects
Mexican War, 1846-1848.
Places
Ciudad Camargo (Tamaulipas, Mexico) -- History -- 19th century.
Monterrey, Battle of, Monterrey, Mexico, 1846.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles Everett Papers, 1846-1849, 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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2.325/A136 Correspondence, general order, and map, 1846-1849