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Edward Porter Alexander, Military memoirs of a Confederate: a critical narrative 6 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 4 0 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: October 1, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 7, 4th edition. 2 0 Browse Search
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 1. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.) 2 0 Browse Search
James Buchanan, Buchanan's administration on the eve of the rebellion 2 0 Browse Search
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard) 2 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 2 0 Browse Search
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia. 2 0 Browse Search
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all hazards for them to conquer this formidable adversary in the positions he had chosen. They fortunately passed through this ordeal so trying to the morale of the soldier, and success justified the daring of their chief. They may probably have been sustained by the example of that adventurous genius who was the first to subjugate Mexico; for the Americans, who are far from wanting in imagination when the greatness of the nation is in question, were no doubt incited by the remembrance of Cortes and the hope of equalling his exploits. Nature has done everything to render the approaches to Mexico difficult:—On one part, lakes and marshes intersected by narrow causeways, which the redoubts erected by Santa Anna fully commanded. On the other, along the mountain sides which surround this interior basin, a ground singularly uneven, traversed by immense petrified streams of ancient lava, in which enormous blocks with sharp angles are piled up in heaps. These streams of lava, called p