A while back , I found out that my great great grandfather, Richard Golsbury Arnow , of Westchester, New York served in Burrett's Regiment , died of yellow fever while in Vera Cruz and was buried there on July 5, 1847. My questions are as follows; First, is there a way of finding out the name of the the ship that transported my ancestor to the battle front ? Would the U. S. Government have ships manifests with names of soldiers onboard etc ? Are there detailed battle maps / routes taken of this group of men and where they landed/ which beachhead etc. Secondly, was there ever a list complied of the dead, by the U.S. Govenrment , naming the individuals buried in the mass grave in Mexico City? His records show that he died in the army hospital at Vera Cruz. Lastly, is there a way of securing a copy of the medal that was struck by the Government honoring this regiment who served in this campaign? I believe I read some reference to it. I'd like to know if I might be able to obtain copies of any medals etc. that might have been given to the men who served
Also, what types of weaponry would they have been assigned etc.I wonder if the National Archives might hold detailed records of Scott's movements .
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