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Trailing clouds of glory : Zachary Taylor's Mexican War campaign and his emerging Civil War leaders

Author: Felice Flanery Lewis
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work is a narrative of Zachary Taylor's Mexican War campaign, from the formation of his army in 1844 to his last battle at Buena Vista in 1847, with emphasis on the 163 men in his "Army of Occupation" who became Confederate or Union generals in the Civil War. It clarifies what being a Mexican War veteran meant in their cases, how they interacted with one another, how they performed their various duties, and how  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lewis, Felice Flanery.
Trailing clouds of glory.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009030307
Named Person: Zachary Taylor; Zachary Taylor
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Felice Flanery Lewis
ISBN: 0817383328 9780817383329 0817316787 9780817316785
OCLC Number: 680619871
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 326 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits
Contents: Taylor's Corps of Observation --
Taylor's army of occupation at Corpus Christi --
Encounters with "the enemy" : Corpus Christi to the Rio Grande --
The ambush : "Hostilities may now be considered as commenced" --
Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma, and Fort Brown --
Occupation of Matamoros, Reynosa, Camargo, and Mier --
March to Monterrey --
Battle of Monterrey --
Captain Robert E. Lee joins General Wool's march into Mexico --
Taylor's changing army and the occupation of Saltillo --
Battle of Buena Vista --
Last days of Taylor's army of occupation --
Appendix: Future Civil War leaders in Taylor's army.
Responsibility: Felice Flanery Lewis.

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