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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 quartermas
ergencies, and the value of Which can be best proved by the inexorable demands of war.
In 1845, when the annexation of Texas threatened to involve the country in war with Mexico, the Fourth Infantry was sent to Texas, where it afterwards formed aTexas, 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 Seventh Infantry; but at the request of the officers of the Fourth he was soon restored to that regiment.
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, when the batt