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Surfboats and Horse Marines: U. S. Naval Operations In The Mexican War, 1846-48

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Hardcover, 304 pages
Published May 28th 1969 by United States Naval Institute (first published January 1st 1969)
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Jerome
May 21, 2016 Jerome rated it really liked it
In this volume, Bauer describes the naval history of the Mexican War, where the US Navy engaged in actions in a variety of widely separated theaters. These actions ranged from blockade duty to supply convoys and to the capture of coastal towns. The most obvious successes, Bauer writes, was Scott’s landing at Veracruz, and Bauer doubts whether even a modern navy could have done a better job. In examining the service and record of the Navy’s officers during the war, Bauer is decidedly unimpressed ...more
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