THIS DAY IN VIRGINIA HISTORY
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September 09, 1846
James B. Dorman Wrote to His Father
On September 9, 1846, James Baldwin Dorman (1823–1893) wrote his father in Lexington, Virginia, while serving with the 2d Texas Regiment Mounted Rifles near Carmago, Mexico, during the United States' war with Mexico. In the letter Dorman discussed the hostility of Mexican general Antonio López de Santa Anna (1794–1876) as well as marching orders to move on to Monterey. Dorman later served as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, as a delegate to the Virginia secession convention, and was a major in the Confederate States Army.