"The display of the vessels was one of the grandest and most magnificent ever witnessed on the waters of the Western hemisphere...the day was beautiful, the breeze fair, and patriotism beat high in the hearts of the soldiers...Flags flying, soul-stirring music, and the shouts of volunteers...We were the first of the Regiment ashore."- Stephen F. Nunnalee, Journal, March 9, 1847
From March 31 through April 6, 1847, Eutaw Rangers participated in a brief expedition to Alvarado. Following the Alvarado Expedition, some Rangers are left in the hospital at Vera Cruz while remainder of company marches with regiment to Jalapa, departing Vera Cruz on April 17, 1847 and missing the Battle of Cerro Gordo by one day.
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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