On the Prairie of Palo Alto: Historical Archaeology of the U.S-Mexican War Battlefield

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The Battle of Palo Alto marked several firsts in American history: a new generation of professional soldiers--Ulysses S. Grant, George G. Meade, and James Longstreet--provided a wealth of expert knowledge to their senior officers; the military demonstrated the superior qualities of their newly introduced "flying" artillery, one that would see fruition during the far greater epoch of the Civil War; and graduates of the U.S. Military Academy experienced their first major test. The battle was essentially an artillery duel ...

On the Prairie of Palo Alto: Historical Archaeology of the U.S-Mexican War Battlefield 1997, Texas A&M University Press

ISBN-13: 9780890967584

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