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Michigan

Address of Col. Isaac D. Toll

MICHIGAN'S RECORD IN THE WAR WITH MEXICO

Address of Col. Isaac D. Toll,
of Fawn River, Mich., at the Veteran Reunion"
in Detroit, June 19th, 1878.

(Col. Toll commanded Company E, Fifteenth United States Infantry.) Standing here in the presence of actors in fields the military annals of which reflect so much lustre upon the American name, in a city whose foundations were laid amid great peril and privation ; a city justly proud of its commercial and financial standing and its municipal credit; whose sons, sprung from hardy ancestors, converted the frontier post into the gem of the peninsula, among the foremost of American cities—sons who have exhibited the gallantry and patriotism due to the lessons of their forefathers wherever the country's banner was unfurled against foes, foreign or domestic; in such a place, before such an array, while honored in being deemed worthy to address you, I confess my inability to meet the just requirements of the occasion
I will not enter specifically upon the causes of the event we have assembled this day to commemorate—an event grand and majestic in all its proportions, which, considering the obstacles overcome, successes accomplished, and mighty results which have followed, forms one of the greatest triumphs on record;

Mexican War


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