By Frederick Zeh
quickly after emigrating from Germany to the USA, Frederick Zeh rapidly joined the military as struggle with Mexico loomed. His written account is the 1st book-length description of the Mexican warfare by means of a German-American participant—a major contribution, provided that approximately part the standard military used to be made from immigrant recruits.
even supposing Zeh held the lowly rank of "laborer" within the military, he used to be good trained and an astute observer, and his tale is either energetic and good written. along with the horror of battles, he describes kin among officials and enlisted males, army punishment, and day by day existence. he's strangely 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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