March  22, 1846


Latest from the Army of Occupation. — By an arrival yesterday we were placed in possession of a letter from which we make one or two extracts.  It is dated:

St. Joseph’s Island, March 15, ‘46.

I have little news to communicate farther than the arrival here of the U. S. brig Porpoise, from Vera Cruz, and the bark Wm. Ivy and schr. Enterprise from New Orleans.  We are all to sail from here by the 20th with the heavy army baggage and such of the soldiers as were left behind, for the Rio Grande.  There will be some twenty vessels in all – quite a little fleet – convoyed by the U. S. brigs Porpose and Somers, and cutter Woodbury.


The old camp at Corpus Christi looks as the Fourth Ward in your city did after the great fire – nothing to be seen but old chimneys.  Gen. Taylor had only marched twelve miles when the despatches brought by the Porpoise reached him.

Yours, &c.


Source: The Daily Picayune, March 22, 1846, p. 2, col. 2.

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