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60. CARLETON, James Henry. The Battle of Buena
Vista, with The Operations of the "Army of Occupation" for
One Month. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1848. vii,
238 pp., 2 folding maps, 12mo, original dark blue cloth,
gilt. Very fine.
First edition. Connor & Faulk, North America Divided 281: "Carleton was an intelligent observer...and collected other eye-witness accounts....Carleton remained in the army and latter had a distinguished career in the West." Haferkorn, p. 43. Tutorow 3397: "Carleton was a captain in the 1st Regiment of Dragoons. He combines personal observations with a study of official documents to give what is still probably the best account of the battle of Buena Vista. Appendices contain letters and reports from Americans as well as Mexicans and reproduce in part or in whole letters to and from Carleton, Marcy, Taylor, Santa Anna, and Colonel Roger S. Dix. Lists casualties and gives information about prisoners."