By: edited by Nathaniel C. Hughes Jr. and Timothy D. Johnson
Kent State University Press: c2002
Seller ID: 387392
Condition: 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 Mexica... View More...