"Surrounded by Dangers of All Kinds": The Mexican War Letters of Lieutenant Theodore Laidley

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This book contains a collection of letters written by Lieutenant Theodore Thadeus Sobieski (T. T. S.) Laidley between 1845 and 1848. The letters discuss life as a soldier during the Mexican War; most of the letters were written from various stations in Mexico. Each letter is bracketed by editorial commentary on the historical context and the collection is prefaced by a brief biography of Laidley's life prior to the first letter. Index starts on page 179.

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xxiv, 185 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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McCaffrey, James M., 1946- & Laidley, Theodore, 1822-1886. 1997.

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  • Main Title: "Surrounded by Dangers of All Kinds": The Mexican War Letters of Lieutenant Theodore Laidley
  • Series Title: War and the Southwest Series
  • Added Title: Number 6 in War and the Southwest Series

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This book contains a collection of letters written by Lieutenant Theodore Thadeus Sobieski (T. T. S.) Laidley between 1845 and 1848. The letters discuss life as a soldier during the Mexican War; most of the letters were written from various stations in Mexico. Each letter is bracketed by editorial commentary on the historical context and the collection is prefaced by a brief biography of Laidley's life prior to the first letter. Index starts on page 179.

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xxiv, 185 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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"V. 6 War and the Southwest Series."

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  • 1997

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  • 1774 - 1886

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McCaffrey, James M., 1946- & Laidley, Theodore, 1822-1886. "Surrounded by Dangers of All Kinds": The Mexican War Letters of Lieutenant Theodore Laidley, book, 1997; Denton, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28333/: accessed August 9, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Press.