A Fighter from Way Back: The Mexican War Diary of Lt. Daniel Harvey Hill, 4th Artillery, USA

Synopsis

Hill (1821-89) complained often and vividly about his superiors and the volunteers during his service with the US Army against Mexico in 1846, but provides important details and insights regarding the campaign. Hughes, a writer and biographer of the era, and Johnson (history, Lipscomb U.) have revised his diary entries only to make it more easily read a century and a half later. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)