Posted By:Simmons
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Subject:Re: August 1847 KIA 2nd Lt Jacob SPERRY 2nd PA Infantry
Post Date:May 26, 2008 at 19:58:32
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I Googled -Captain Naylor Mexican War- and this result is a scanned book about the events of the Mexican War. Click on the link and you at page 484. Scroll back to page 261 and a discription of the same incident, "...party of guerillas had succeeded in breaking open the mule yard..." Read earlier pages for the major defeat suffer in two battles Aug 19-20, 1847.

Notes of the Mexican War, 1846-47-48: Comprising Incidents, ... - Google Books Resultby J. Jacob Oswandel - 1885 - Mexican War, 1846-1848 - 642 pages
Charles Naylor, of the Second Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, ... were coming to destroy their government and to take possession of the Mexican Dominion, ...
books.google.com/books?id=b7cBAAAAMAAJ...
Link from address box:
http://books.google.com/books?id=b7cBAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA484&lpg=PA484&dq=Captain+naylor+Mexican+War&source=web&ots=O7SvllMP2Y&sig=Etoova7vEQqhYzjzy6OCarIDzKg&hl=en

Page 244 starts Chapter V and first date of diary is Aug 7th, 1847
Page 264 to 265 accounts Sperry's death. Seems he was in the hospital so it might have been a medical discharge, then recovered enough to join the mule party as a volunteer officer.

Another website with Mexican War Time line:
http://www.sonofthesouth.net/mexican-war/mexican-war-time-line.htm