[BIOGRAPHY]. MACKALL, William W. A Son’s Recollections of His Father. New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., . [i-xiii], ix-xvi, , [1-2] 3-236 pp., frontispiece, 3 plates. 8vo (22.5 x 15.5 cm), original tan cloth, printed paper labels on upper cover and spine. Spine label chipped, cloth slightly faded. Some leaves barely foxed, otherwise fine. Inscribed by author on front flyleaf to Clarissa Walton Fleming, November 4, 1931.
First edition, limited edition (one of 200). Not in usual Mexican-American War or Civil War sources.
General Mackall’s experiences in the war are covered in chapters 7-11. He initially served in the northern campaign, engaged in the Battle of Monterrey, and was appointed to Worth’s staff. After transferring to Scott’s command, he was at every battle from Veracruz to Mexico City.
Mackall (1817-1891), a Maryland native, graduated from West Point and entered the artillery service, although he eventually served with the adjutant general’s branch during the war. He served in the Confederate army during the Civil War.