First edition. Jacket spine lightly toned. Spots on top page ridge. 1966 Hard Cover. xiii, 173 pp. Captain Henry Smith Turner, adjutant of the Army of the West, actively participated in the conquest of New Mexico and California with Stephen Watts Kearny in 1846-47. ...Turner's importance in history arises from the graphic journals he kept and the forthright letters he wrote to his wife during his western campaigning. These letters present a keen and intensely personal reaction to the men and scenes around him. The journal of 1846 which he kept while marching with the Kearny expedition is equal... View More...
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