Posted By:Steve Hunt
Subject:Silas Hunt from Pulaski Co. Ky.
Post Date:March 30, 2003 at 09:23:16
Message URL:
Forum:U.S.-Mexican War Forum
Forum URL:

Silas Hunt was a 20 year old who left Ky. with the Company H, of the 4th Regiment. He never returned. My Gr.Gr. Grandfather's brother died in 1922 and in a trunk was a letter that was discovered that might have answered the Question. The letter goes as follows:

City of Mexico
Feb 5, 1848

Dear Sir,
It has become my unpleasent duty to inform you of the death of your son, Silas, who died on the 2nd and was buried on the 3rd in the honor of war. He took sick some time after he got here and took medicine from the United States Surgeon. He lingered some ten days in the Company and getting no better, the doctor had him taken to the hospital where they had beds to lay on and he was very well attended to by two of our Company who appointed to wait on all the sick of our Company. But all efforts to save were unsuccessful. He got weaker all the time and when he died he was very poor.
He told me 3 or 4 days before his death, that he was going to die and he requested me to write you after his death. He was not willing to die, he said, if he was at home. He would have me to let you know he was well attended to but he said there were not enough waiters to attend all as they ought be.
He willed what money he had to James Evans and H.J.Meece. Meece is unwell and is in the hospital. Evans is well. Silas also requested me to write his Uncle Owen with you and give him his last respects although he is no more.
You have the consolation to know from me that his conduct while alive was gentlemenly, manly and soldierlike. He was sober and civil and always willing to do his duty. So I wish his bereaved friends to console themselves when they reflect that he died in the service of his country, While we lament his loss to the Company. I deeply sympathize with his friends at home. I am yours with much respect.

To John
W H Hammon

My question is , what did his Company do during the war and where they were. Any help would be appreciated. Thank You.

Steve Hunt
Manassas Va.