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o involve the country in war with Mexico, the Fourth Infantry was sent to Texas, where it afterwards formed a part of General Taylor's Army of observation. Grant at this time was commissioned as full second lieutenant, and transferred to the Seventhiment. The advance of the Mexican army into Texas, where it besieged, Fort Brown, precipitated the war with Mexico. General Taylor marched from Corpus Christi to the relief of the beleaguered fort, and encountered a large Mexican force on the march account in a junior officer, began to reveal them-selves and prove their value. The Fourth Infantry remained with General Taylor till after the capture of Monterey, and participated in all the battled of old Rough and ready's campaign, except tha, and led to his being placed upon the regimental staff as quartermaster. His regiment was among those detached from General Taylor's command, and sent to join the larger army under General Scott, which was to advance from Vera Cruz to the city of M