Armed with percussion rifles when most other US soldiers still carried flintlock muskets, the “Mississippi Rifles” served in the war against Mexico that followed the annexation of Texas in 1845. In Panting for Glory: The Mississippi Rifles in the Mexican War, Richard Bruce Winders skillfully uncovers the contrasting wartime experiences of two regiments, the 1st and 2nd Mississippi Rifles.
The 1st Mississippi Rifles were lauded for their service and remain a familiar part of the history of the Mexican War. Under the leadership of Col. Jefferson Davis
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|Size: ||8.9 MB|
|Publisher: ||Texas A&M University Press|
|Date published: || 2016|
|ISBN: ||2370007526307 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|