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Doniphan's epic march : the 1st Missouri Volunteers in the Mexican War

Author: Joseph G Dawson
Publisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©1999.
Series: Modern war studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1846-1847, a ragtag army of 800 American volunteers marched 3,500 miles across deserts and mountains, through Indian territory and into Mexico. There they handed the Mexican army one of its most demoralizing defeats and helped the United States win its first foreign war. Their leader Colonel Alexander Doniphan, also a volunteer, was a "natural soldier" of towering stature who became a national hero in the wake of
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Dawson, Joseph G., 1945-
Doniphan's epic march.
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, ©1999
(OCoLC)656710117
Named Person: Alexander William Doniphan; Alexander William Doniphan
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph G Dawson
ISBN: 0700609563 9780700609567
OCLC Number: 40644855
Description: xii, 325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue. Two Tall Men: A Legendary Meeting --
1. Going Off to War --
2. Assembly at Fort Leavenworth --
3. Down the Santa Fe Trail to Invade Mexico --
4. Military Government in Santa Fe and the Indian Treaties --
5. The Battle at Brazito --
6. "In the Midst of the Enemy's Country" --
7. The Battle of Sacramento --
8. From Chihuahua to the Coast --
9. Coming Home a Hero: "American Xenophon" --
10. The Hero in the Crisis of the Union --
Epilogue: After Doniphan's Wars.
Series Title: Modern war studies.
Responsibility: Joseph G. Dawson III.

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In 1846-7, an army of 800 US volunteers marched 3500 miles through Indian territory to Mexico where they defeated the Mexican army and helped the US win its first foreign war. This work provides an  Read more...

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