MILITARY HISTORY OF THE WEST - TOC - 1998
Volume 28, No. 1, Spring 1998
Table of Contents
"American Naval Logistics during the Mexican War, 1846-1848," by Stanley J. Adamiak
Abstract: Logistics played an important and often overlooked role in shaping American naval operations during the Mexican War. Despite initial difficulties, the new bureau system provided provisions, stores, and coal for steamers, yet the commanders of the Gulf and Pacific Squadrons still had to take initiatives to alleviate shortcomings and overcome the problems of distance and poor communications.
Key Words: Mexican War; U.S. Navy; logistics
"With Scott in Mexico: Letters of Captain James W. Anderson in the Mexican War, 1846-1847," edited by James M. Denham and Keith L. Huneycutt
Abstract: Captain James W. Anderson served under General Winfield Scott in the Mexican War (1846-47). Anderson's letters to his wife include impressions of Mexican culture and social life. They also recount his experiences in the battles of Monterrey, Veracruz, Cerro Gordo, and Contreras, the occupation of Jalapa, and the army's final thrust toward Mexico City.
Key Words: Mexican War; Florida; Veracruz; Second Seminole War
"'We must do the best we can': The Civil War Letters of Albert Chipman, 76th Illinois Infantry," Part I, edited by Daniel E. Sutherland
Abstract: The letters of Sgt. Albert Chipman describe his experiences in camp and on campaign and offer glimpses of the problems faced by his family and community on the Illinois homefront. This first of two installments follows Chipman's regiment from its training camps in Kentucky through the Vicksburg campaign.
Key Words: Civil War; Illinois; common soldiers; northern homefront; Vicksburg campaign