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Chapter 2: In the army. frontier service. characteristics as a young officer. in Texas. the Mexican war. his first battle. coolness and bravery at Resaca de la Palma. a steady, plucky officer. appointed regimental quartermaster. Joins Scott's army. tact, energy, and perseverance. not content with quartermaster's duties. Participates in battles. conspicuous gallantry at Chepultepec. brevet first Lieutenant and brevet captain. his reputation earned by merit and servlto took place, May 8, 1846. Grant was with his regiment upon that field, and discharged his duties with a steadiness which was commended by his comrades and honorably mentioned by his superiors. The next day the more severe battle of Resaca de la Palma was fought, and the young lieutenant showed his quality as a soldier by his cool and persistent bravery. Those solid qualities, which in time of peace seemed to be of little account in a junior officer, began to reveal them-selves and prove t