The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 58, July 1954 - April, 1955 Page: 574

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The appendices include the manuscript journal of Heartsill's
original account of the Chickamauga campaign and his rewrite
of his original version of the flight from Bragg's army. The index
to names and places mentioned in the facsimile version is inval-
uable. If the index had included names in the introduction, the
misspelling of Cagle as Cable on p. xvii would have been caught.
This book deserves its description as "probably the most unique
book in the entire field of soldier narratives."
The University of Texas
Don Juan de Oiate, Colonizer of New Mexico, 1595-1628. By
George P. Hammond and Agapito Rey. Coronado Historical
Series Volumes V and VI. Albuquerque (The University of
New Mexico Press), 1953. 2 vols. Pp. xvi+584; xv+585-
1587. Illustrations and map.
The Cuarto Centennial of the dramatic and transcendental
expedition of Francisco Vasquez Coronado to the fabulous king-
dom of New Mexico was celebrated in 1940 with a year-long
series of artistic productions planned and stimulated largely by
the late President James Fulton Zimmerman of the University
of New Mexico and a group of able and enthusiastic collaborators.
The event was commemorated nationally; a New Mexico Cor-
onado Commission, as well as a United States Coronado Com-
mission, helped in the observance of the fourth centenary.
The two volumes on Don de Ofiate are part of a planned
twelve-volume Coronado Historical Series, a rich and most valu-
able by-product of the Coronado Cuarto Centennial, of which ten
have been published, including the present two. Like those that
have preceded them, they constitute a valuable basic contribution
to the entrancing history of New Mexico and the Southwest by
one of the outstanding students of the great Maestro Herbert
Eugene Bolton. It was Bolton who wrote the first volume of the
series, Coronado on the Turquoise Trail, acclaimed since as the
definitive study of Coronado and his wanderings from Mexico to
distant Kansas.
The two volumes under review, carefully edited, beautifully
printed, with an introduction to the excellent translation of hun-


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