Raising Pennsylvania infantry for service in the Mexican War.
General Orders –No.11. issued by Head Quarters, Harrisburg, December 16, 1846, states that officers in the Pennsylvania militia will receive U.S. requisition for troops of infantry for service in the Mexican War. This copy was sent to Capt. James Murray of the Cambria Guards, a unit of the 1st Regiment in the state. It is signed in print by the AAGen. of Penn., H. Petrikin.
Below on the same legal size printed document is the War Department order dated Dec. 14, 1846, on how to raise, organize, provide instruction, etc. and printed signature of Wm. L. Marcy, Secretary of War.
The paper is in fine condition with folds but on separation.
Captain James Murray commanded the Cambria Guards, of Cambria Co. Pa., this being one of two from the county to volunteer for Mexican War service. Murray also served in the Civil War with the 115th PVI, Company “D” (Cambria Quitman Guards). He enlisted as captain on Oct. 30. 1862, resigned on April 23, 1863.