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The Texas Battles

Daniel P. Whiting’s Copy

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[TEXAS]. UNITED STATES. ARMY. Official Army Register, for 1846. Published by Order of the Secretary of War, in Compliance with the Resolution of the Senate, December 13, 1815, and Resolution of the House of Representatives, February 1, 1830, and February 16, 1843. Adjutant General’s Office, Washington, January, 1846. [Washington, 1846]. [1-3] 4-24 pp. 12mo (19 x 12.5 cm), stitched as issued, errata leaf tipped in. Light waterstain to first few leaves. Ink ownership signature of Daniel P. Whiting on title page. This copy has extensive ink annotations by Whiting, noting people who have died or been replaced and noting those people who participated in the “Battles of 8th and 9th” (e.g., the Battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma) and in the bombardment of Fort Brown. A unique copy with a desirable provenance.

First edition. Not in usual Mexican-American War sources (but see Garrett & Goodwin, p. 131, for other editions).

Whiting is listed on p. 23 as a captain the 7th infantry. Having graduated from West Point in 1832, Whiting (1808-1892) was a career military officer who served not only with Taylor in the Northern Campaign during the Mexican-American War but also in the Civil War and later in the West. He apparently was released from all other duties during the U.S. invasion of Mexico so that he could work on taking the views in his rare 1847 Army Portfolio. He would have been in a unique position to provide the added information herein. Among his annotations is noted the death of Samuel Ringgold.


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