ichard Griffith's, Adjutant, Diary. About fifty-eight miles from Monterey an express from General Worth brought news that Santa Anna with his forces was advancing upon Saltillo.
Considerable excitement and numerous rumors in camp this night.
Friday, December 18th: Remained in camp near Montmorelles, all this day. General Twigg's division returned to Monterey, General Taylor and staff accompanying him. General Quitman made chief of the division proceeding on to Victoria.
Mississippi and Georgia regiments, with Baltimore battalion, forming two brigades, under Colonel Jackson, acting brigadier-general. Two Tennessee regiments, first brigade, under Colonel Campbell, acting brigadier-general.
December 19th: Reached camp Novales last night.
Extremely cold, and cool all this day; almost a frost this evening.
Lancers seen hovering near the camp — supposed to be a body of 400 or 500.
Not a Mexican soldier have I seen since leaving Monterey.
Monday, January 4th: Colonel J. Davis