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New PDF release: A Fighter from Way Back: The Mexican War Diary of Lt. Daniel

By D. H. Hill,Nathaniel Hughes Jr.,Timothy D. Johnson

ISBN-10: 0873387392

ISBN-13: 9780873387392

Born in July 1821, Daniel Harvey Hill grew up in "genteel poverty" on a wide plantation in York District, South Carolina. He entered West element and graduated in the midst of the popular category of 1842. Following garrison responsibility as a junior lieutenant with the 1st and 3rd Artilleries, Hill joined the Fourth Artillery at castle Monroe in January 1846. Six months later he used to be en path to Mexico. released right here for the 1st time, Hill's diary recounts the Mexican conflict studies of this proud younger officer. He was once observant and opinionated, recording information about squaddies, officials, logistics, unites, the healthiness of the military, and the development of the crusade. Hill, who later took up the accomplice reason and earned the sobriquet "Lee's Maverick General," emerged from the Mexican clash an actual hero, profitable brevet promotions to captain and significant for gallant behavior at Contreras (Padierna) and Chapultepec. younger lieutenant Hill got here of age in Mexico, and there he encountered firsthand a special tradition and witnessed in horror helpless civilians and their treasures washed away within the boiling move of violence that used to be warfare. Hill's attention-grabbing diary recounts those and different studies in trenchant aspect. The efforts of editors Hughes and Johnson have led to a worthy addition to the assets on hand to researchers and students of the U.S.-Mexican War.

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