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 rejoined this regiment, and this day assumed the command.
Mr. Davis's own account is here again quoted:
The projected campaign against the capital of Mexico was now to be from Vera Cruz up the steppes and against the fortifications which had been built to resist any anticipated invasion, instead of from to return through a country of hostiles to Monterey.
Then went to Agua Nueva, beyond Saltillo, where he was joined by General Wool with his command from Chihuahua.
An extract of a letter from Agua Nueva, Mexico, 8th February, 1847, from Colonel Davis to me, expresses their impatience for the impending battle:
We are here on the table-lands of Mexico, at the foot of the Sierra Madre.
We came expecting a host and battle, have found solitude and externally peace.
The daily alarms of
ge, and attached to the stock, has a graduated spring-piece slipping within a vertical slot in the small of the stock, and is adjusted as required.
Its spring retains it in place, or it may be clamped by a set-screw or lowered below the line of the hind-sight on the barrel.
2. (Leveling.) The reading of the leveling-staff; taken back to a station which has been passed.
Readings on the forward staff are fore-sights.
（Optics.) A peculiar sea-quadrant, invented by Captain Davis, 1590.
It has a graduated arc of 90° united to a center by two radii, with a second arc of smaller radius, but measuring 6° on the side of it. To the first arc a vane is attached for sight; to the second, one for shade; at the vertex the horizontal vane has a slit in it. The back of the observer is turned towards the sun at the time of observation. (Admiral Smyth.)
It is now superseded by instruments of more modern type, such as the reflecting quadrant and sextant.
35,686F. DewzlerApr. 29, 1862.
37,339G. W. WhiteJan. 6, 1863.
37,544J. DavisJan. 27, 1863.
33,455W. AldrichMay 12, 1863
*33,004W. H. RiceMay 19, 1863.
49,583L. W. BroadwellAug. 22, 1865.
51,243W. TibbalsNov. 28, 1865.
51,258J. DavisNov. 28, 1865.
54,744J. LeeMay 15, 1866.
54,934J. V. McigsMay 22, 1866.
59,5ay 5, 1863.
38,643S. StrongMay 19, 1863.
38,644S. StrongMay 19, 1863.
39,198J. DavisJuly 7, 1863.
39,407B. F. JoslynAug. 4, 1863.
41,732J. WarnerFeb. 23, 1864.
42,000B. F. JoslynMar. 22, 1864.
42,529J. DavisApr. 25, 1864.
42,542I. SmithApr. 26, 1864.
42,573J. GouldingMay 3, 1864.
44,798H. HammondOct. 25, 1864.
45,660J. 5,268Belden and CrabtreeDec. 29, 1868.
104,223W. SoperJune 14, 1870.
*112,127J. DavisFeb. 28, 1871.
112,589H. HammondMar. 14, 1871.
118,171J. B. WayneAug. 15, 187.
†128,644W MasonJuly 2, 1872.
†128,991Wesson and KingJuly 16, 1872.
132,357J. DavisOct. 22, 1872.
133,732C. S. WellsDec. 10, 1872.
135.377O. A. SmithJan. 28, 18