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Mr. Polk's Army: The American Military Experience in the Mexican War

by Winders, Richard Bruce
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Retail Price: $17.95
Issue: Winter 2002
ISBN: 1585441627

Richard Bruce Winders uses several firsthand accounts and secondary sources to explore the life of the common soldier in the Mexican-American War. Winders finds that even though these soldiers were part of a larger military unit, they still retained strong individual political alliances that sometimes ran counter to their military lives.

review of Mr. Polk's Army: The American Military Experience in the Mexican War, by Winders, Richard Bruce, Civil War Book Review, (Winter 2002).