This book tells the story of Col. Noah E. Smith, a soldier who served under General Winfield Scott during the Mexican-American War. Written by Martin Alonzo Haynes, who served as adjutant general to Smith, the book offers a unique perspective on the war and its key players. The book also includes a guide to Mexico written by Gen. Scott, offering readers a glimpse of what it was like to travel and fight in the country during the 19th century.This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.This work is in the 'public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.