My Life in the Old Army: The Reminiscences of Abner Doubleday : from the Collections of the New-York Historical Society

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TCU Press, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 403 pages
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Often thought of as the inventor of baseball - the great American pastime - Abner Doubleday was first and foremost a soldier. My Life in the Old Army is comprised of a set of previously unpublished writings (the originals are housed at the New-York Historical Society) with an emphasis on Doubleday's tour of duty during the Mexican War. He was on hand for the first shots of the conflict, for the battles of Monterrey and Buena Vista, and later served in Saltillo after the campaign moved farther south toward Mexico City. Fluent in Spanish, he traveled far and wide in Mexico and describes his experiences in this volume.
  

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Contents

First Active Duty
13
First Shots of the Mexican War
39
From Matamoros to Monterey
63
The Battle of Monterey
77
The Battle of Buena Vista
101
Roguery and Rascality in Mexico
117
We Leave Mexico
141
Gardiner Mine Claim
157
Indians in Texas and Florida
175
Some Experiences of Wit Humor and Repartee in Army
197
Notes
279
Bibliography
377
Index
391
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About the author (1998)

Chance is professor of mathematics at the University of Texas--Pan American in Edinburg.

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