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American Exploration & Travel #0076: The Mexican War Correspondence of Richard Smith Elliott

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When General Stephen Watts Kearnyand#8217;s Army of the West marched into Santa Fe, New Mexico, on August 18, 1846, Richard Smith Elliott, a young Missouri volunteer, was included in its ranks. In addition to Lieutenant Elliottand#8217;s duties in the Laclede Rangers, he served as a regular correspondent to the St. Louis Reveille. An entertaining and educated observer, Elliott provided readers back home with an account of the grueling march over the famous Santa Fe Trail, the triumphant entry of the army into Santa Fe, the U.S. occupation of New Mexico, and the volunteersand#8217; eventual return to St. Louis.

Noted southwestern scholars Mark L. Gardner and Marc Simmons present here, for the first time, all of Elliottand#8217;s letters published in the Reveille under his nom-de-plume, John Brown, using passages from his autobiography for the same period to fill in a break resulting from a few missing letters. Also included are Elliottand#8217;s literary sketches, drawn from his Mexican War experiences and the people he met and served with.

Synopsis:

An entertaining and educated observer, Elliott provided readers back home with an account of the grueling march over the famous Santa Fe Trail, the triumphant entry of the army into Santa Fe, the U.S. occupation of New Mexico, and the volunteersandrsquo; eventual return to St. Louis.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-277) and index.

About the Author

Mark L. Gardner is the coeditor if The Mexican War Correspondence of Richard Smith Elliott (University of Oklahoma Press). A consultant to the National Park Service, he has written interpretive booklets for both Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument and Washita Battlefield National Historic Site.

Marc Simmons holds the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of New Mexico. His publications include more than one hundred articles and nearly two dozen books on the American Southwest, several of them award winners.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806129518
Editor:
Gardner, Mark
Editor:
Simmons, Marc
Editor:
Gardner, Mark
Editor:
Simmons, Marc
Author:
Gardner, Mark
Author:
Elliott, Richard Smith
Author:
Simmons, Marc
Author:
Gardner, Mark L.
Author:
Elliott, Richard S.
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Location:
Norman :
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
New mexico
Subject:
United States - Antebellum Era
Subject:
Soldiers
Subject:
Santa Fe Trail Description and travel.
Subject:
Soldiers -- New Mexico -- Correspondence.
Subject:
Mexican War, 184
Subject:
Santa Fe National Historic Trail
Subject:
New Mexico History To 1848.
Subject:
Mexican war, 1846-1848
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
American Exploration and Travel Series
Series Volume:
0076
Publication Date:
19970931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
35 bandw illus., 2 maps
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 1.06 in 1.36 lb

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An entertaining and educated observer, Elliott provided readers back home with an account of the grueling march over the famous Santa Fe Trail, the triumphant entry of the army into Santa Fe, the U.S. occupation of New Mexico, and the volunteersandrsquo; eventual return to St. Louis.

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