Adventures and Recollections of Walter P. Lane, A San Jacinto Veteran, Containing Sketches Of The Texian, Mexican, And Late Wars, With Several Indian Fights Thrown In.

By: Lane, Walter P.

Price: $6,500.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


Original wraps bound in leather with raised bands on the spine, wrappers with chipping to edges, professionally repaired, 114 pages, errata, Basic Texas Book 119, "One of the best military memoirs." Indian campaigns, Civil War, Mexican War...one of the most fascinating narratives ever produced in Texas." No Texas military hero spent more time in the thick of the action than Lane, and his memoirs are meaty with anecdotes and incidents relating to the revolution, the Indian campaigns, the Mexican War, and the Civil War. As Colton Storm has stated, "the book contains "exciting and unusual personal accounts, especially the Indian fights thrown in." "A Native of County Cork, Ireland, Walter P. Lane was brought with his immigrant family to Maryland in 1821, and thence to Ohio and Texas. He served at San Jacinto with great valor, being wounded and singled out for special commendation and battlefield promotion. In 1838 he was one of four out of twenty-five to escape alive, though wounded, at the Battle Creek Indian fight. In the 1840s he served in the Texas Ranger campaigns under Jack Hays and as an officer under Hays in the Mexican War, participating in the siege of Monterrey and Buena Vista, again receiving battlefield commissions for valor. In 1849 he went to California among the first gold rushers. In the Civil War he served in numerous battles, was wounded at Mansfield, and received numerous citations and promotions for bravery in action, ending his service in the Confederacy as a brigadier general." Howes L69, Graff 2384, Rader 2198.

Title: Adventures and Recollections of Walter P. Lane, A San Jacinto Veteran, Containing Sketches Of The Texian, Mexican, And Late Wars, With Several Indian Fights Thrown In.

Author Name: Lane, Walter P.

Categories: Gunmen, Native Americans, Civil War,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Marshall Texas, Tri-Weekly Herald Job Print: 1887

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Seller ID: 016287

Keywords: Texas, Texas Rangers, Civil War, Mexican War, Indians, Indian Wars