Trailing Clouds of Glory: Zachary Taylor's Mexican War Campaign and His Emerging Civil War Leaders (Hardcover)

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Felice Flanery Lewis was Dean of Conolly College of Liberal Arts and Science at the Brooklyn Center of Long Island University and practiced law in New YorkState before her retirement in 2001. She is author ofLiterature, Obscenity, and Law and coeditor, with Elmer Gertz, of Henry Miller: Years of Trial and Triumph, 1962–1964, The Correspondence of Henry Miller and Elmer Gertz.

This work is a narrative of Zachary Taylor's Mexican War campaign, from the formation of his army in 1844 to his last battle at Buena Vista in 1847, with emphasis on the 163 men in his “Army of Occupation” who became Confederate or Union generals in the Civil War. It clarifies what being a Mexican War veteran meant in their cases, how they interacted with one another, how they performed their various duties, and how they reacted under fire. Referring to developments in Washington, D.C., and other theaters of the war, this book provides a comprehensive picture of the early years of the conflict based on army records and the letters and diaries of the participants.

Trailing Clouds of Glory is the first examination of the roles played in the Mexican War by the large number of men who served with Taylor and who would be prominent in the next war, both as volunteer and regular army officers, and it provides fresh information, even on such subjects as Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant. Particularly interesting for the student of the Civil War are largely unknown aspects of the Mexican War service of Daniel Harvey Hill, Braxton Bragg, and Thomas W. Sherman.

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ISBN 9780817316785
Genre HISTORY / North America
Format Hardcover
Pages 326
Publisher Date 2010-03-16 00:00:00.0
Publisher Univ of Alabama Pr
Copyright Year 2010
Height 9.5 in
Wdth 6.25 in
Thickness 1.25 in
Unit weight 1.6 lb
Language English
Subtitle Zachary Taylor's Mexican War Campaign and His Emerging Civil War Leaders
Audience College/higher education
Authors Lewis, Felice Flanery

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