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The training ground : Grant, Lee, Sherman, and Davis in the Mexican War, 1846-1848

Author: Martin Dugard
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Nearly all of the Civil War's greatest soldiers were forged in the heat of Vera Cruz and Monterrey. The Mexican War has faded from our national memory, but it was a struggle of enormous significance: it was the first U.S war waged on foreign soil; and it nearly doubled our nation's land area. At this fascinating juncture of American history, a group of young men came together to fight as friends, only years later to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ulysses S Grant; Robert E Lee; William T Sherman; Jefferson Davis; William T Sherman; Jefferson Davis; Ulysses S Grant; Robert E Lee, Soldat.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Dugard
ISBN: 9780316166256 0316166251
OCLC Number: 174112695
Description: xiii, 446 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Bk. 1: Line in the sand. Corpus Christi ; Rio Grande ; Rough and ready ; Fields of fire ; Call to battle ; Fort Texas ; Clash ; Resaca de la Palma ; Brown Bess ; Volunteers ; Growing up --
Bk. 2: Taylor's war. Camargo ; Star-Spangled Banner ; Eager for action ; First Mississippi ; The Westerner ; The rifles ; Supply train ; Prelude ; Monterrey, Day one ; Monterrey, Day two ; The mortar --
Bk. 3: Politics and war. Change of command ; The perils of occupation ; Policy and power --
Bk. 4: Scott's war. Transfers ; The artillery officer ; One step closer ; California ; Taylor stands alone ; The hacienda ; Lobos Island ; Invasion ; National Road ; Twigg's dilemma ; Reconnaissance ; Pressing the advantage --
Bk. 5: The Aztec club. "Nothing can stop this army" ; Old Glory ; Conquest ; Fourth of July.
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