[BIOGRAPHY]. KENLY, John R. Memoirs of a Maryland Volunteer: War with Mexico in the Years 1846-7-8. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1873. [iii-ix] x-xii,  14-521 [1, blank] pp. 8vo (21.5 x 15 cm), original brown cloth. Spine ends slightly chipped, minor scuffing to binding, remains of bookplate on front pastedown. Ink stamp of Naval History Society on last flyleaf. Otherwise, a fine copy.
First edition. Connor & Faulk 514: “A rather full account of the war from a junior officer’s view.” Haferkorn, p. 47. Tutorow 3652.
Kenly was an officer of Maryland Volunteers under General Taylor, participating in the campaigns from the Texas border to Monterrey; later was with Scott’s forces on the march to Mexico City. A 42-page appendix lists the officers of his regiment and includes a copy of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. A well-written and scarce narrative especially in such nice collector’s condition.