he Army of occupation.
All other available forces were ordered to join him, including General Worth and his forces in Florida.
At the time there were in the line of the army eight regiments of infantry, four of artillery, and two of dragoons, stationed along the northern frontier from Fort Kent in the northeast of Maine to the west end of Lake Superior, and along the western frontier from Fort Snelling to Fort Leavenworth, and southward to Fort Jessup in Louisiana.
By the middle of October, 1846, three thousand eight hundred and sixty men of all arms had concentrated at Corpus Christi.
Seven companies of the Second Dragoons had marched from Fort Jessup to San Patricio on the Nueces River, about twenty-eight miles up from Corpus Christi; the other three companies were halted at San Antonio, Texas.
Near our camps were extensive plains well adapted to military manoeuvres, which were put to prompt use for drill and professional instruction.
There were many advantages too in the