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Lithograph depicting the death of Col. John J. Hardin  

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Death of Col. John J. Hardin. The 1st Regiment Illinois Volunteers, He Fell Mortally Wounded while in the Act of Leading on His Men at the Battle of Buena Vista, Feby. 23th 1847

Cameron, John

New York

N. Currier



Hand-colored lithograph. Image area 21.2x32 cm (8¼x12½") on a sheet 25.5x33.5 cm (10x13¼") professionally matted. First Edition.

A dramatic scene in which Hardin dominates, shown falling from his horse as he grabs his side. In the background, battle rages. Hardin died during an ill-advised charge upon a Mexican position.

This image is illustrated in The Encyclopedia of the Mexican-American War, Vol. I, p. 293.

Hardin (1810-1847) was a Kentucky native who held a variety of military and political positions, mostly in Illinois. His funeral was attended by thousands.

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Light age toning; very good.

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