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3 The Polk administration endeavored for months to irritate the Mexicans to the point of beginning hostilities , but without success until ... On the Rio Grande , opposite the Mexican town of Matamoras , the Americans built a fort .
The campaign was like a series of hand - tohand fights on a stair - case , the Mexicans retreating slowly up the stairs as the Americans advanced . The Mexican War was a grubby affair , without a trace of sentiment , and singularly ...
It was a difficult job , for it was found necessary to unbolt the gun from its carriage and take it up the narrow staircase in pieces . When it was once there he set it up again and opened fire on the Mexican troops inside ...
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This biography of Grant extends into a history of his times. The writing is informed, elegant, readable, and interesting. And very quotable: "Certainly no man can be a Christian and a soldier at the ... Read full review
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