He does not dwell on camp life stories—no doubt an unfortunate omission for some modern readers—but sticks to maneuvers and marches. On a few occasions, however, amusing anecdotes about the officers and men of the company slip through the restrained narrative. And it is restrained indeed.
Smith reports on battles but does not pass judgment on his superiors even when his impatience with those officers is evident but not fully expressed. Smith's focus remains the earlier conflict in Mexico, and he does not color his observations with prophetic remarks about his future antagonists and successors, many of whom cross his path in these pages. Altogether, this small book succeeds in reviewing the day-to-day duties of early army engineers.
Company "A," corps of engineers, U. S. A., 1846-48, in the Mexican war
One can easily envision the pick and shovel work on [End Page ] a sweltering, dusty, Mexican road—a corrective to the usual description of engineers like Lee and Beauregard dashing about the chaparral on hairbreadth scouting missions. Smith biographer Leonne M.
Hudson prepared this new edition, the first since the original. In addition to the short introduction, Hudson includes a brief bibliography and index and has supplemented Smith's original annotations with identifying and explanatory notes. The quality and clarity of Smith's writing negated the need for editorial intrusions in the text. This slim volume should serve as a handy reference for students of the Mexican War and the Army Corps of Engineers.
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