On February 3, 1846, the Rev. Fitch
W. Taylor, A. M., sailed on the Frigate Cumberland bound for Vera Cruz, Mexico. Over
the course of the next two years, while Chaplain of the ship, Rev. Taylor kept a careful
log of his experiences which became the basis of a book written by him and published in
A Cruise in the United States Flag Ship
The Gulf Squadron
During the Mexican Difficulties
Sketches of the Mexican War
From the Commencement of Hostilities
to the Capture of the City of Mexico
Spread over 415 pages is a unique, close-up perspective of the various engagements
from a Naval perspective. We've included some excerpt from this rare volume in this
section of our web site on the Mexican War.
The Broad Pennant. A Cruise in
the United States Flag Ship of the Gulf Squadron, During the Mexican Difficulties Together
With Sketches of the Mexican War. Rev. Fitch W. Taylor, A. M., USN.
Leavitt, Tron & Co., New York. 1848.