Company a Corps of Engineers, U.S.A., 1846-1848, in the Mexican War
Page count: 117 pages
File size: 1.3 MB
The U.S. Company of Sappers, Miners, and Pontooniers quickly became one of the army’s elite unites. Gustavus Woodson Smith, the unit commander and author of the text, describes the training and discipline of the enlisted soldiers and provides interesting insights into the early careers of future Civil War generals such as Lee, Beauregard, Pemberton, and McClellan.