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at Jalapa, MEXICO
Jalapa, 1847

"This is the most beautiful town we have been in yet. It has between ten and twelve thousand inhabitants, fruit of every variety in the market. The climate is delightful, scenary beautiful...All are delighted with this place."
- Stephen F. Nunnalee, Journal, April 23, 1847

  • April 23, 1847: Eutaw Rangers arrive at Jalapa at about noon, after marching up from the coast.
  • April 25, 1847: Captain Moore visits Jalapa Cathedral.
  • May 3, 1847: Rangers receive orders to march on to Perote.
  • May 4, 1847: Orders to march countermanded. Men are told instead that they will soon be returning home.
  • May 7, 1847: Rangers, along with the rest of their regiment, begin march back to Vera Cruz.
  • May 8, 1847: Rangers camp overnight at Plan del Rio.
  • May 11, 1847: Company reaches Vera Cruz.


Butler, Steven R., ed. The Eutaw Rangers in the War with Mexico: The Mexican War Journal & Letters of Capt. Sydenham Moore and the Mexican War Journal of Pvt. Stephen F. Nunnalee, Company D, First Regiment of Alabama Volunteers (Richardson, Texas: Descendants of Mexican War Veterans, 1998).

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