[CLAY, HENRY, JR.]. CAMERON, John. Death of Lieut Col. Henry Clay Jr. of the Second Regiment Kentucky Volunteers, at the Battle of Buena Vista, Febr. 23d. 1847. Leave me, take care of yourselves. Take these Pistols to my father and tell him, I have done all I can with them, and now return them to him. [along bottom] Lith. & Pub. By N. Currier. Entered According to Act of Congress in the Year 1847 by N. Currier, in the Clerk’s Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York. 152 Nassau St. Cor. of Spruce N.Y. [at bottom] 460. Print: image area: 20.6 x 31.5 cm. Contemporary hand-color. Matted in modern wood frame under Plexiglas. Not examined outside of frame. Very fine with vibrant color.
First edition. Currier 1491. Peters, p. 229.
A scene dominated by Clay and three soldiers attending him in the foreground, while the battle rages behind. Clay (1811-1847) was from a prominent Kentucky family. His father was Senator Henry Clay. He was killed by Mexican soldiers after ordering his subordinates to leave him.