By Philip Katcher

'There by no means used to be so high-quality an American army,' wrote second-lieutenant, John Sedgwick, in describing the troops below Major-General Zachary Taylor in 1846. one other then second-lieutenant, destined to work out many extra armies; U.S. provide, additionally proposal hugely of them: 'The rank and dossier have been most likely inferior … to the volunteers that participated in all of the later battles of the warfare; yet they have been courageous males, after which drill and self-discipline introduced out all there has been in them.' Philip Katcher writes the tale of the regulars and volunteers who fought within the Mexican-American battle, detailing the infantry, cavalry, artillery and employees of either the yankee and Mexican armies.

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