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A Fighter from Way Back:  The Mexican War Diary of Lt. Daniel Harvey Hill, 4th Artillery, USA, edited by Nathaniel C. Hughes Jr. and Timothy D. Johnson


1 A Fighter from Way Back: The Mexican War Diary of Lt. Daniel Harvey Hill, 4th Artillery, USA
edited by Nathaniel C. Hughes Jr. and Timothy D. Johnson
248 pages, ill., maps, cloth, Kent State University Press
A welcome addition to the eyewitness sources available to researchers and scholars of the U.S.-Mexican War.
Born in July 1821, Danield Harvey Hill grew up in "genteel poverty" on a large plantation in York District, South Carolina. He entered West Point and graduated in the middle of the renowned Class of 1842. Following garrison duty as a junior lieutenant with the First and Third Artilleries, Hill joined the Fourth Artillery at Fortress Monroe in January 1846. Six months later he was en route to Mexico.
Published here for the first time, Hill's diary vividly recounts the Mexican War experiences of this proud young officer. He was observant and opinionated, recording details about soldiers, officers, logistics, units, the health of the army, and the progress of the campaign.
387392 
Price: 22.96 USD

 

 

2 Two Wars : The Autobiography & Diary of Gen. Samuel G. French, CSA
Gen. Samuel G. French, CSA
Blue Acorn Press
Born in New Jersey in 1818 and a graduate of West Point in 1843, Samuel G. French won distinction in the Mexican War as a lieutenant of light artillery, serving in the same company with Braxton Bragg, George H. Thomas and John F. Reynolds. He was actively engaged at Palo Alto, Resaca and Monterey, receiving two brevets for gallantry and a serious leg wound in the battle of Buena Vista.
Settling later in Mississippi, he readily immersed himself in Southern culture. With the outbreak of war in 1861 French, despite his Northern birth, plainly proved that the South did not have a more devoted adherent. He eventually reached the grade of major general and division commander, serving with Gen. James Longstreet in Virginia, under Gen. Joseph E. Johnston in Mississippi and Georgia, and under Gen. John Bell Hood in some of the Army of Tennessee's last battles. His division saw bloody action at Kennesaw Mountain, Peachtree Creek, Atlanta, Allatoona, Franklin and Nashville, all graphically described by French's able pen. Confederate Gen. Stephen D. Lee called French's narrative, first published in 1901 and long out of print, "one of the most interesting books gotten out since the War Between the States." This Blue Acorn Press reprint features the addition of a number of photographs not part of the original edition.

Reviews
"The autobiography of one who was prominent in two wars - the Mexican and that of the Confederacy, both of such momentous importance in the history of the United States - cannot fail to interest the majority of American readers. Two Wars is in many respects a remarkable publication, showing the development and great changes which occurred in the lifetime of one man, and particularly the advances made in military science in the period between the two wars of which the book treats, as illustrated in Gen. French's realistic descriptions of the battles of Monterey, Buena Vista, and that of Kennesaw Mountain and others of the civil war" - The Washington Post
033222 
Price: 19.95 USD

 
 
Perry Volunteers in the Mexican War: Perry County, Alabama, First Regiment of Alabama Volunteers 1846-1847 and the Mexican War Diary of Captain William G. Coleman, J. Hugh LeBaron


3 Perry Volunteers in the Mexican War: Perry County, Alabama, First Regiment of Alabama Volunteers 1846-1847 and the Mexican War Diary of Captain William G. Coleman
J. Hugh LeBaron
(2002), 2008, 8x11, paper, index, 232 pp, Heritage Books
This is not the type of narrative one normally expects to find about the Mexican War. It is in a rare class because it is concerned with the Mexican War adventures of a single company of soldiers from Perry County, Alabama, who left the comforts of home to serve their country in Texas and Mexico at a time of national crisis. They campaigned in Mexico at Matamoros, Camargo, Tampico, the siege of Vera Cruz, the Alvarado expedition and Jalapa, Mexico. The author traces the service of these Alabama patriots from the day they left home until their return and beyond. Genealogists and historians will find this volume both interesting and useful. Sketches of each of the volunteers are included along with Mexican War pension and Civil War service records. A full name index is provided along with useful maps, photographs, illustrations, bibliography and appendices containing letters, pensions and relevant government documents. This book also includes the unpublished Mexican War Diary of Captain William G. Coleman, the commander of the men from Perry County. Coleman's diary is a new, untapped source of primary materials and a significant addition to Mexican War scholarship.
L2267 
Price: 24.00 USD

 
Too Late For Blood: Florida Volunteers in the Mexican War, Russell D. James


4 Too Late For Blood: Florida Volunteers in the Mexican War
Russell D. James
2006, 5x8, paper, index, 152 pp, Heritage Books
When the Mexican War broke out in 1846, American men from every state but three joined the volunteer forces heading for Mexico. Floridians did not initially send troops to the front. Floridians had fought the Second Seminole War and still had concerns about the Seminole Indians on the peninsula. Two companies remained in Florida to protect the frontier against another Seminole uprising. Three companies went to Mexico, but it was too late for them to give or take blood in battle. This book is intended as a starting point for study of both the history of Florida during this period and as a continuation of Mexican War scholarship. The stories of the five volunteer companies from Florida are enhanced with appendices that include muster rolls, deaths, discharges, pensions and bounty land warrants.
J3597 
Price: 21.00 USD

 


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