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A NAVY SURGEON IN THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR
177. McSHERRY, Richard. El Puchero: Or, A Mixed
Dish from Mexico, Embracing General Scotts Campaign,
With Sketches of Military Life in Field and Camp, of
Character of the Country, Manners and Ways of the People,
Etc.... Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co.,
1850.  247  24 (ads) pp., 10 engraved plates, folding
engraved map (Battles of Mexico, Survey of the Line of
Operations of the U.S. Army under the Command of Major
General Winfield Scott...Made by Major Turnbull, Captain
McClellan and Lieut. Hardcastle.... (23.2 x 16.0 cm;
9-1/8 x 6-3/8 inches). 8vo, original blind-stamped plum
cloth, gilt decorated spine. A few light stains and nicks
to binding, plates and a few ad leaves browned.
Contemporary presentation inscription in pencil to "Eds.
Sun, with compliments of John Murphy & Co." Rare.
First edition. Garrett, The Mexican-American War, p. 162. Haferkorn, p. 48: "Dr. McSherry served as a surgeon with the regiment of marines that formed part of Gen. Scotts force from Vera Cruz to Mexico." Moran, p. 66: "A Naval surgeons account of the March of Watsons Marine Battalion from Vera Cruz to Mexico City." Tutorow 3658: "A series of letters to David Holmes Conrad written while the author was serving as a surgeon with the U.S. Marine Corps. Many descriptions and observations of McSherrys experiences...[with] accounts of the siege of Vera Cruz and Cerro Gordo....The book contains a list of officers...who were engaged in the battles in the valley of Mexico."