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7. [BALLENTINE, George]. Autobiography of an
English Soldier in the United States Army. Comprising
Observations and Adventures in the States and Mexico.
New York: Stringer & Townsend, 1853. xii -288 pp.,
engraved frontispiece and half title (on tinted grounds).
12mo, original green embossed cloth, gilt pictorial spine.
Slightly shelf slanted, light wear to spinal extremities
and corners, upper hinge weak. Contemporary and later
First American edition. Clark, Old South III:125: "A plainspoken account....Before being ordered to Mexico, his company was stationed in Floridaat Pensacola Bay during October, 1845, and from then until the end of the following year, at Tampa." Connor & Faulk, North America Divided 447. Garrett, The Mexican-American War, p. 191. Haferkorn, p. 41. Howes B77. Tutorow 3692; 3625n: "Narrative of Scotts campaign from the standpoint of an intelligent private soldier." Includes an account of Walkers Texas Rangers.