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it in that specified time; and he trusts that they will receive his excuse, as he found it wholly impossible to finish the book and engravings within that period, and as they will see that he has furnished a larger and more complete work than that contracted for, but with no increase of price. A description of the country; the transactions in camp and on the march; the battles fought by the immediate division to which the Tennessee cavalry was attached; the manners and customs of the Mexicans, &c., was promised; but he has taken a wider range, and worked in with those an account of all the actions of the twelve months' volunteers, and a complete history of the war.—Five hundred and fifty pages was the proposed extent; he has given six hundred and twenty-four;-six engravings were to be in the work; he has placed in twenty-three, and added a map of the whole scene of operations. He trusts, on these accounts, that his failure in time in issuing the book, will be passed over. To the general reader, the author would remark, that in this work “here has not been the slightest opportunity, even had he been so disposed, for the flight of imagination, or any departure from truth: for thousands witnessed the scenes here described. The errors would have been instantly detected by them; and especially condemned by those whose aid and support has been freely given to the work only on account of its faithful details, whether of important operations, or of lighter scenes in camp. The author has aimed at no excellence of style; he has endeavored to use the more familiar words and every day expressions of life, conscious that the relation of facts would be the main object with the reader, rather than the language in which they might be dressed. In the list of killed and wounded there may be errors in the letters of the names;– probably there are such : as it is next to impossible for so many proper names to be all correctly spelled;—there may also be some omissions. In either case, the author would be happy to receive communications from the friends of the fallen, or from the wounded themselves, addressed to him, care of the publishers, post-paid, and such errors shall be corrected in the next edition;—or if he has inadvertently neglected, in any particular, to do full and even justice to any regiment, command, or officer, he would be thankful for communications, in like manner, upon the subject: for this, too, may be the case, especially in the operations of other divisions of the army than that to which he was attached, notwithstanding his unwearied endeavors, to procure all published information and personal accounts from individuals who bore distinguished parts in those scenes, and the full confidence which, consequently, he feels in their correctness.

Cincinnati, January, 1848.

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s}auses and Commencement of the War—Battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma—Bombardment of Fort Brown—War Bill—Call for Volunteers—List of the Regiment of Twelve Months Volunteers . . . . . from page 13 to

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The Twelve Months' Wolunteer—Tennessee Regiment of Cavalry–March to Little Rock—Drumming out of Camp—Little Rock—Encampment at Sabine River—Magnet Cove—Camp at Caddo River—Soldiers Cooking—Squatter Sirl—Camp at Little Missouri—Washington, Ark-Fulton—Line of Texas —Sulphur Fork—Alligators—Sickness in Camp—The Philosopher—Upshur county . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . from p. 45 to

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Operations of Gen. Taylor—March of the Army—Situation of the City of Monterey—Attack on Monterey—Storming of Fort Tannerio—Charge of Lancers upon lst Ohio Regiment—Worth's Movements on 21st September—Bragg's Artillery—Worth's Attack on 22d—Quitman's Operations on 23d September —Worth's Operations on do.—Ampudia's Proposal—Cessation of Hostilitics —Capitulation of Monterey—list of Killed and Wounded of 1st Tennessee, 1st Mississippi, 1st Ohio and 1st Kentucky Regiments, Baltimore Battalion, Texas Rangers, and Louisianians . . . . . . . . . . . . from p. 95 to

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Return to the Tennessee Regiment Cavalry, on the March at La Grange, Texas —Fine Natural Scenery—Singular Water Holes—Report of Sickness ahead —Mexican Gourds—Chase on the Prairie—Lands on the Guadaloupe—David Crockett's Rifle “Betsy”—Rough Houses—Hog-wallow Prairie—Comanche

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Buildings of Matamoras—Gardens—Dress of Mexicans—Appearance on Horse-
back—Fort Brown—Women of Matamoras—Horsemanship—Copper Balls
–Skeletons on Battle-Fields—Camp Ringgold—Agua Dulce Lake—Mexican
Servants in Camp—Ranchos—Cultivated Fields—Canales' Men—Ranchos
and Haciendas—System of Peonage or Servitude . . . . . from p. 188 to

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Parade on Plaza—Scene at Pay-table—Scene at Alcalde's Court—Mexican
Plows and Carts—Mexican Priest—Funeral Processions—City Prison—
Stores in the City–Breaking a Wild Horse—Skill with the Lasso–Dress
Parade—Arrival of Gen. Patterson—Gambling Scenes in Camp—Reports of
Contemplated Attacks—Vigilance of the Regiments—Picket Guards—Mexi-
can Fandango—Officers caught without the Countersign—The Sentinel on
Picket—False Alarm—Review of Gen. Patterson's Division. from p. 213 to

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Central Army, under Gen. Wool—List of his Corps—Movements of his Army
—Northern Army, under Gen. Kearney—Capture of Santa Fe—Departure
for California—March of 1st Missouri Cavalry, Col. Doniphan—Expedition
against the Navajos—Scenes at Council with the Navajos—Dress of the
Chiefs and Warriors—Dress of the Navajo Women—Conclusion of the
Council—Col. Doniphan's March—Scenes on Christmas-Day—Battle of Bra-
zito—Capture of El Paso-Recapitulation of Army Movements—Operations
of the Navy—Gulf Squadron, Commodore Conner—Pacific Squadron, Com-
modore Sloat—Expedition against San Diego—Gen. Kearney's Arrival in Cali-
fornia—Change in Mexican Government—Santa Anna's Return to Mexico–
Positions of American and Mexican Armies, at the close of 1846. from p.242 to

C H A P T E R W III.
March of Gen. Patterson's Division—Excitement in Matamoras—Want of Water
—Christmas-Day and Dinner—The “Long Day's March"—Contention for
Water, at Night—Valley of San Fernando—Cemetery, or Campo Santo—
Hypocrisy of Alcaldes—Meeting of Alcaldes—Method of Justice before them
—Mexican Officers of Justice—Manner of Riding Double—Rough Scenery

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