DescriptionGeneral Thomas Jefferson Green. Journal of the Texian Expedition Against Mier.
Subsequent Imprisonment of the Author; His Sufferings, and Final Escape From the Castle of Perote. With Reflections Upon the Present Political and Probably Future Relations of Texas, Mexico, and the United States. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1845. First edition. 8vo. xiv; , 18-487 pages. With eleven plate drawings from life by Charles McLaughlin (a fellow prisoner), one fold-out map and one diagram. Modern three-quarter leather tooled binding and marbled boards with titles and decoration stamped in gilt between five raised bands. Marbled endpapers. Wear to the leather at the spine ends, otherwise light shelf wear to boards. Text block trimmed. Contents with toning and scattered foxing throughout. Former owner's book plate on the second front free endpaper. In total, a very good copy.
Green enlisted as a volunteer for a punitive expedition to retaliate for the Mexican pillage of San Antonio. He co-led an unsuccessful attack on the Mexican village of Mier and he and other Texians were taken prisoner and marched to the prison at Perote near Vera Cruz. He gives a vivid first-hand account of his treatment and subsequent escape.
References: Howes G371. Basic Texas Books 80 ("The most important account of the tragic Texan expedition against Mier"). Streeter 1581. Rader 1670. Jones 1104. Raines, p. 98. Sabin 28562. Graff 1643 ("Green's is one of the most exciting accounts of the tragic affair of the Texian Expedition... He was particularly bitter toward Sam Houston and believed Houston was responsible for the deaths of those Americans shot as brigands"). Dobie, p. 55.
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