Lot 452 of 517:
Rare Mexican War broadside poem  

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Marcha que los sargentos de la segunda compañia del batallon “Independencia” dedican a sus compañeros de armas, en celebridad de la benedicion de la bandera de su batallon.


Mexico City




Broadside in two columns: 32 x 22 cm. Ornamental border. First Edition.

A handsome broadside. Very rare. No copies on OCLC. Not in usual Mexican-American War sources.
A poem in four stanzas written after the Battle of Churubusco on August 20, 1847, shortly before Mexico City itself fell. A rousing call to arms and patriotism:  
Compañeros, teneis la Bandera
Que el honor os prescribe guardar,
Hoy jurad primero morir
Que en deshonra su brillo empañar.

Lot Amendments

Left lower corner slightly irregular, light vertical crease, otherwise fine.

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