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Battle scene depicting point-blank combat  

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Battle of Buena Vista. Fought Feby. 23d. 1847. In which the American Army under Genl. Taylor Were Completely Victorious


New York

Nathaniel Currier



Hand-colored lithograph. Image size 20.7x32 cm (8¼x12½') on a sheet 25x34.4 cm (9¾x13½"), professionally matted. First Edition, first issue.

A vigorous battle scene with Mexican troops on the right and U.S. troops on the left engaged in practically point-blank combat, with officers urging them on. The foreground is littered with broken bodies and broken equipment. Currier produced two slightly different versions of this scene. 

Full title: Battle of Buena Vista. Fought Feby. 23d. 1847. In which the American Army under Genl. Taylor Were Completely Victorious. American Army 4,500 Men Mexican Army 20,000 Men America loss—268 Killed 417 Wounded 24 Missing Mexican Loss 1138 Killed 1500 Wounded. 

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Margins darkened; overall very good.

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