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Colonel John Francis Hamtramck of Shepherdstown, who
commanded a Virginia regiment in the Mexican War
Colonel John Francis Hamtramck of Shepherdstown,
who commanded a Virginia regiment in the Mexican War

On November 18, 1846, Virginia Governor William Smith issued a proclamation calling for the formation of a regiment for service in the Mexican War.

Learn more:
Proclamation by the Governor of Virginia (Mexican War)
"West Virginia Soldiers In The War With Mexico"
"Rally! Who Will Volunteer!" (Mexican War)
"The Virginia Regiment" (Mexican War)
Order Announcing Capture of Mexico City (Mexican War)
Order Announcing Victory at Cerro Gordo (Mexican War)
1st Regiment Virginia Volunteers, Daily Signals and Beats (Mexican War)


On This Day in West Virginia History: November