The University of Texas at Austin
Peter Gallagher
Identifier: foth_0503
Title: Peter Gallagher's Journal of the Santa Fe Expedition
Description: Despite failing to get Congressional approval, President Mirabeau Lamar commissioned an expedition to Santa Fe, New Mexico to extend commerce by way of a western trade route. In June 1841, a volunteer military force accompanied the merchants on the expedition, but all were met with resistence in New Mexico. Forced to march to Mexico City and imprisoned there, the prisoners gained their release in April 1942.
State: Texas
Date: 1841
Creator: Gallagher, Peter
Source: Earl Vandale Collection
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Box: 2.325u506
Format: diary
Related items: foth_0492 - foth_0503  
Other ID: txu-crra-2.325u506-1841-16