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[HISTORIES]. GEORGE, Isaac. Heroes and Incidents of the Mexican War, containing Doniphans’ [sic] Expedition. The Cause of the War with Mexico. A Description of the People and Customs at that Time. A Sketch of the Life of Doniphan. Together with Sketches and Portraits of the Heroes of that Struggle...Written from Dictation by J.D. Berry, A.M. Greensborough, Pennsylvania: Review Publishing Co., Oct. 1903. [1] 2-296 pp., 6 plates. 12mo (20 x 15 cm), original green gilt decorated cloth, spine gilt lettered. Head of spine slightly frayed, upper joint somewhat split, hinges open, wants two flyleaves. Interior fine.

First edition. Connor & Faulk 81. Eberstadt, Modern Narratives of the Plains and the Rockies 179. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 25. Howes G108. Graff 1539. Haferkorn, p. 12. Tutorow 3213.

A fine work by a participant of the war in which he describes the Navajo Expedition, the battles of Sacramento, Brazito, etc., their departure to New Orleans and final discharges. Includes Captain E. M. Daggett’s “Adventures with Guerrillas.” “About half this book is anecdotal” (Connor & Faulk). Written at times in a dictated text, the author offers interesting, sometimes detailed insights into the war. For example, he quotes the song “Remember the Alamo,” about which the observes; “The following was the war song of the Texas Rangers, during the war with Mexico, and by which they could always work their grit up to a fighting heat by singing it” (pp. 203- 204).


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