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The Resource An immigrant soldier in the Mexican War, by Frederick Zeh ; translated by William J. Orr ; and edited by William J. Orr and Robert Ryal Miller

An immigrant soldier in the Mexican War, by Frederick Zeh ; translated by William J. Orr ; and edited by William J. Orr and Robert Ryal Miller

Label
An immigrant soldier in the Mexican War
Title
An immigrant soldier in the Mexican War
Statement of responsibility
by Frederick Zeh ; translated by William J. Orr ; and edited by William J. Orr and Robert Ryal Miller
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Frederick Zeh, a young German immigrant, had hardly arrived in the United States when he was caught up in the war fever that swept his new homeland. He joined the Mountain Howitzer and Rocket Company of the U.S. Army. His impressions of the siege of Veracruz, the long march to Mexico City, the bloody battles that occurred along the route, and the occupation of the capital provide a vivid and unusual account of the Mexican War from an enlisted man's point of view. Although Zeh held the lowly rank of "laborer" in the army, he was well-educated and an astute observer, and his story is both lively and well-written. Besides the horror of battles, he tells about relations between officers and enlisted men, military punishment, and the day-to-day life of the soldiers. Numerous anecdotes and personal stories enliven his narrative. He is unusually candid about abuses that occurred in the American army and toward Mexican civilians. His is also the first book-length account written by a German-American participant - a significant contribution, given that nearly half the regular army was made up of immigrant recruits
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.6/28
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E411
LC item number
.Z44 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Elma Dill Russell Spencer series in the West and Southwest
Series volume
no. 13
Label
An immigrant soldier in the Mexican War, by Frederick Zeh ; translated by William J. Orr ; and edited by William J. Orr and Robert Ryal Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in Der Deutsche Pionier, a German-language periodical in Cincinnati, Ohio
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [105]-109) and index
Contents
1. From Philadelphia to Veracruz -- 2. The Siege and Surrender of Veracruz -- 3. March Inland and the Battle of Cerro Gordo -- 4. Respite in the City of Jalapa -- 5. To Puebla and the Valley of Mexico -- 6. Battles of Contreras and Churubusco -- 7. Molino del Rey, Chapultepec, and Mexico
Control code
32347471
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 117 p.
Isbn
9780890966686
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
95014839
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1996. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
An immigrant soldier in the Mexican War, by Frederick Zeh ; translated by William J. Orr ; and edited by William J. Orr and Robert Ryal Miller
Publication
Note
Originally published in Der Deutsche Pionier, a German-language periodical in Cincinnati, Ohio
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [105]-109) and index
Contents
1. From Philadelphia to Veracruz -- 2. The Siege and Surrender of Veracruz -- 3. March Inland and the Battle of Cerro Gordo -- 4. Respite in the City of Jalapa -- 5. To Puebla and the Valley of Mexico -- 6. Battles of Contreras and Churubusco -- 7. Molino del Rey, Chapultepec, and Mexico
Control code
32347471
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 117 p.
Isbn
9780890966686
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
95014839
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1996. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., maps

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