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    General Walter P. Lane. The Adventures and Recollections of General Walter P. Lane, a San Jacinto Veteran. Containing Sketches of the Texian, Mexican, and Late Wars, with Several Indian Fights Thrown In. Marshall [Texas]: Tri-Weekly Herald Job Print, 1887. First Edition. 12mo, 114 pages. Frontispiece. Errata. Plain cover with title in pen on the front cover and decorative spine. Pencil notations give subject matter throughout. Inscribed on the title page: "Property of Mrs. W. H. Lane." Page edges show moderate to heavy damage in places. Pages 99 through 114 have become detached.

    Jenkins states: "One of the best Texas military memoirs, this is also a prime source on the period from the Texas Revolution through the Civil War. 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. . . . He served at San Jacinto with great valor, being wounded and singled out for special commendation and battlefield promotion. . . . Lane's narrative is salty and pure Texian. . . . About a third of Lane's narrative relates to the Civil War, and this section sparkles with tales of valor. . . . One of the most fascinating narratives ever produced in Texas."

    Reference: Jenkins, Basic Texas Books 119. Graff 2384: "Contains some exciting and unusual personal accounts, especially the 'Indian fights thrown in.'" Howes L69. Nevins I-119. Rader 2198. Raines, p. 136: "A raw Irish youth of 19 at San Jacinto, where he distinguished himself." Vandale 100. Dykes, Western High Spots, p. 22. Garrett, Mexican-American War, p. 227. Parrish, Civil War Texana 57: "Exceedingly rare."


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