Frederick Zeh's An Immigrant Soldier in the Mexican War PDF

By Frederick Zeh

quickly after emigrating from Germany to the USA, Frederick Zeh all of a sudden joined the military as conflict with Mexico loomed. His written account is the 1st book-length description of the Mexican conflict through a German-American participant—a major contribution, on condition that approximately part the common military was once made from immigrant recruits.

even supposing Zeh held the lowly rank of "laborer" within the military, he was once good expert and an astute observer, and his tale is either full of life and good written. along with the horror of battles, he describes kin among officials and enlisted males, army punishment, and daily lifestyles. he's surprisingly candid approximately abuses that happened within the American military and towards Mexican civilians.

The editors' creation supplies biographical details on Zeh and units the level for the narrative. An epilogue lines the highlights of his actions within the half-century following his army carrier.

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