Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Gulf of Mexico” in chapter 3 of Philip Henry Sheridan, Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General, United States Army .:
...rch, 1854, when I was ordered to join my company at Fort Duncan.
To comply with this order I proceeded by steamboat down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans, thence by steamer across the Gulf of Mexico to Indianola, Tex., and after landing at that place, continued in a small schooner through what is called the inside channel on the Gulf coast to Corpus Christi, the headquarters of Brigadier-General...
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