AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN ENGLISH SOLDIER IN THE U.S. ARMY

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN ENGLISH SOLDIER IN THE U.S. ARMY
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN ENGLISH SOLDIER IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY
AUTOBIOGRAPHY
OF AN
ENGLISH SOLDIER
IN THE
UNITED STATES ARMY
The Lakeside Classics
  • Hardback book by George Ballentine
  • Edited by William H. Goetzmann
  • Over 350 pages with Illustrations
  • Copyright © 1986 by R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company

According to the PUBLISHER'S PREFACE:

" SEVERAL years ago we became aware of the fact that none of our Lakeside Classic selections included a firsthand account of America's war with Mexico.
We felt that since much of this series deals with our country's westward movement, there should be coverage of the event that provided a good deal of the territory for this expansion. "

" The text is the autobiography of George Ballentine, a Scotsman, who emigrates to America expecting to use his skill as a weaver. Unable to find work in New York City, he enlists in the United States Army and in less than two years becomes part of General Winfield Scott's invasion force that lands in Vera Cruz and fights its way to the Mexican capital and war's end. Ballentine, who has previously served in the British Army, provides excellent descriptions of the incredible hardships and privations of peacetime and wartime army life, particularly for an enlisted man. "

Contents includes:

" List of Illustrations

Historical Introduction

I. Strange Acquaintances in New York

II. First Experiences as an American Soldier

III. Fort Adams then Florida

IV. The Soldier at Sea

V. Scant Lodgings at Fort Pickens

VI. Whiskey and Sharks

VII. Indian Paradise

VIII. A Rough Voyage to Tampico

IX. Joining General Scott

X. A Magnificent Spectacle

XI. The Siege of Vera Cruz

XII. The Bombardment and the Havoc

XIII. Moving Westward

XIV. Victory at Cerro Gordo

XV. Aftermath of Battle

XVI. On to Jalapa

XVII. The Country and Its People

XVIII. Horse Artillerymen

XIX. The march to the Capital

XX. Guardhouse Luxuries

XXI. Routing the Enemy

XXII. Ravages of War

XXIII. Return to the States

Index "

This book is in very good condition with minor wear.
No torn or ripped pages.
No markings or writing.
The top edges of the pages are gold-colored.

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