May 9, 1848.
(No. 7.)—Joint Resolution of Thanks to Major-General Taylor.
Thanks of Congress tendered to Major-General Taylor and the officers and soldiers under his command, for their valor, skill, and good conduct displayed in the battle of Buena Vista.
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the thanks of Congress are due, and they are hereby tendered, to Major-General Zachary Taylor, and through him to the officers and soldiers of the regular army and of the volunteers under his command, for their valor, skill, and good conduct conspicuously displayed on the twenty-second and twenty-third days of February last, in the battle of Buena Vista, in defeating a Mexican army of more than four times their number, consisting of chosen troops, under their favorite commander, General Santa Anna.
A gold medal to be struck and presented to General Taylor.
Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to cause to be struck a gold medal, with devices emblematical of this splendid achievement, and presented to Major-General Zachary Taylor
<Page 2>as a testimony of the high sense entertained by Congress of his judicious and distinguished conduct on that memorable occasion.
The President requested to cause these resolutions to be communicated to General Taylor.
Resolved, That the President of the United States be requested to cause the foregoing resolutions to be communicated to Major-General Taylor, in such terms as he may deem best calculated to give effect to the object thereof.
Approved, May 9, 1848.
Printed Document, 2 page(s); Public Acts, IX, 30th Cong., 1st sess., George Minot, Statutes at Large 9,