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Author Winders, Richard Bruce, 1953-

Title Mr. Polk's army : the American military experience in the Mexican War / Richard Bruce Winders
Edition First edition
Published College Station, Tex. : Texas A & M University Press, [1997]
©1997
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 284 pages) : illustrations
Series Texas A & M University military history series ; 51
Texas A & M University military history series ; 51
Contents Jacksonians at war -- The American military establishment -- Mr. Polk's generals -- The Regulars -- The Volunteers -- Tools of the trade -- Life in Mr. Polk's army -- Dog cheap to the living -- The land of the Montezumas -- Mr. Polk's army
Summary 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 experience, no matter their rank or place of service. Taking a "new" military history approach, Mr. Polk's Army: The American Military Experience in the Mexican War examines the cultural, social, and political aspects of the regular and volunteer forces that made up the army of 1846-48, presents the organizational framework of the army, and introduces the different styles of leadership exhibited by Zachary Taylor and Winfield Scott
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-271) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212 MiAaHDL
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Subject Polk, James K. (James Knox), 1795-1849.
United States. Army -- History -- Mexican War, 1846-1848
United States. Army -- Military life -- History -- 19th century.
Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Social aspects.
Soldiers -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 058514740X (electronic bk.)
9780585147406 (electronic bk.)
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(paperback)
(alk. paper)
(paperback)
Other Titles Mister Polk's army