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Mr. Polk's Army: The American Military Experience in Teh Mexican War

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Drawing on numerous diaries, journals, and reminiscences, Richard Bruce Winders presents the daily life of soldiers at war; links the army to the society that produced it; shares his impressions of the soldiers he "met" along the way; and concludes that American participants in the Mexican War shared a common experiemce, no matter their rank or place of service. In addition to the soldiers' mundane complaints--bad food, hard marches, and long periods of incredible boredom--Winders discovers a political awareness among the ...

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Mr. Polk's Army: The American Military Experience in Teh Mexican War
2000, Texas A&M University Press, College Station

ISBN-13: 9781585440337

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