By Frederick Zeh
quickly after emigrating from Germany to the U.S., Frederick Zeh all of a sudden joined the military as warfare with Mexico loomed. His written account is the 1st book-length description of the Mexican struggle through a German-American participant—a major contribution, provided that approximately part the common military was once made of immigrant recruits.
even if 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 full of life and good written. in addition to the horror of battles, he describes relatives 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' advent supplies biographical info on Zeh and units the degree for the narrative. An epilogue lines the highlights of his actions within the half-century following his army provider.
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