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Army of Manifest Destiny : the American soldier in the Mexican War, 1846-1848

Author: James M McCaffrey
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 1992.
Series: American social experience series, 23.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title examines America's first foreign war, the Mexican War of 1846-1848, through the daily experiences of the American soldier in battle, in camp and on the march.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James M McCaffrey
ISBN: 9780814755051 0814755054 0814754686 9780814754689
OCLC Number: 24372793
Description: xvi, 275 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: "War exists by the act of Mexico herself" --
To the colors --
Off to war --
"Nearly all who take sick die" --
"Reptiles in the path of progressive democracy --
"All the varieties of a soldier's life" --
"Keeping down unruly spirits" --
The volunteers take the field --
The Army of the West --
To the halls of the Montezumas --
Peace at last --
Epilogue.
Series Title: American social experience series, 23.
Responsibility: James M. McCaffrey.

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