Military History

A Fighter from Way Back: The Mexican War Diary of Lt. Daniel by D. H. Hill,Nathaniel Hughes Jr.,Timothy D. Johnson

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

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 classification 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 struggle reports of this proud younger officer. He used to be observant and opinionated, recording information about infantrymen, officials, logistics, unites, the wellbeing and fitness 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, successful 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 movement of violence that used to be battle. Hill's attention-grabbing diary recounts those and different reports in trenchant element. The efforts of editors Hughes and Johnson have led to a helpful addition to the resources to be had to researchers and students of the U.S.-Mexican War.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Fighter from Way Back: The Mexican War Diary of Lt. Daniel Harvey Hill, 4th Artillery, U.S.A. PDF

Similar military history books

D-Day in the Pacific: The Battle of Saipan (Twentieth-Century Battles)

In June 1944 the eye of the country was once riveted on occasions unfolding in France. yet within the Pacific, the conflict of Saipan was once of maximum strategic value. it is a gripping account of 1 of the main dramatic engagements of worldwide conflict II. The conquest of Saipan and the neighboring island of Tinian used to be a turning aspect within the warfare within the Pacific because it made the yank victory opposed to Japan inevitable.

Contrails Over the Mojave: The Golden Age of Jet Flight Testing at Edwards Air Force Base

In Contrails over the Mojave George Marrett takes to the air the place Tom Wolfe’s the proper Stuff led to 1963. Marrett began the Air strength try Pilot university at Edwards AFB in simple terms weeks after the school’s commander, Col. Chuck Yeager, ejected from a Lockheed NF-104 attempting to set an international altitude list. He describes lifestyles as an area cadet experiencing 15 Gs in a human centrifuge, zero-G maneuvers in a KC-135 “Vomit Comet,” and a flight to 80,000 toes within the F-104A Starfighter.

47 Royal Marine Commando: An Inside Story 1943-1946

** This digital version comprises a hundred black-and-white photos **47 Royal Marine Commando: An inside of tale 1943-1946 tells the tale of forty seven Royal Marine Commando in the course of the moment global conflict in accordance with own bills written by way of veterans who served within the clash. From the D-Day landings in Normandy to fierce battles in Holland, younger males have been taken prisoner and despatched to camps till freed on the finish of the battle in 1945.

World War II Milwaukee (Military)

Lengthy earlier than jap bombs rained down on Pearl Harbor, Milwaukee was once the �Machine store to the realm. � due to the city�s huge business base, factories fast retooled and mobilized for wartime construction. Harley-Davidson produced millions of army motorbikes, and Falk company churned out gears that grew to become the propellers on 1000s of ships.

Additional info for A Fighter from Way Back: The Mexican War Diary of Lt. Daniel Harvey Hill, 4th Artillery, U.S.A.

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.38 of 5 – based on 10 votes