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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 aspect and graduated in the midst of the well known type of 1842. Following garrison accountability as a junior lieutenant with the 1st and 3rd Artilleries, Hill joined the Fourth Artillery at citadel Monroe in January 1846. Six months later he was once en path to Mexico. released the following for the 1st time, Hill's diary recounts the Mexican battle studies of this proud younger officer. He used to be observant and opinionated, recording information about infantrymen, officials, logistics, unites, the overall 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 real 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 distinct tradition and witnessed in horror helpless civilians and their treasures washed away within the boiling circulate of violence that was once conflict. Hill's interesting diary recounts those and different studies in trenchant aspect. The efforts of editors Hughes and Johnson have led to a useful addition to the assets on hand to researchers and students of the U.S.-Mexican War.

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