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AUCTION 24

The Battles of Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma, And Fort Brown

The Earliest Reports

<p>June 12 report, p. 1</p>


450.    

[TEXAS]. A group of three Army reports on the Battles of Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma, and Fort Brown. Two are Taylor’s earliest reports on the battles, and the third is the first casualty list.

[1] UNITED STATES. PRESIDENT (Polk). Official Despatches from General Taylor. Message of the President of the United States Transmitting Copies of All Official Despatches Received from General Taylor.... May 27, 1846. [Washington, 1846]. [1] 2-7 [1, blank]. 8vo (23.5 x 14.3 cm), disbound. Toned, last leaf loose.

29th Congress, 1st Session, House Document 207.

Includes two reports on Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma, both written soon after the actions. Also includes an order that General de la Vega will be taken to New Orleans.

 

[2] UNITED STATES. PRESIDENT (Polk). Reports from General Taylor. Message of the President of the United States Transmitting Official Reports from General Taylor.... June 12, 1846. [Washington, 1846]. [1] 2-35 [1, blank] pp. 8vo (22.5 x 14.5 cm), disbound. Toned, lacks the map.

29th Congress, 1st Session, House Document 209. Garrett & Goodwin, pp. 416-417 (map). Tutorow 1674.

Taylor’s second round of reports on the battles, here in much greater detail and including reports from his subordinates, including Captain C.A. May’s report on his gallant charge.

 

[3] UNITED STATES. SECRETARY OF WAR (Marcy). Report of the Secretary of War, Showing the Names of the Officers and Men Killed, Wounded, or Missing, in the Battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma. December 10, 1846. [Washington, 1846]. [1] 2-8 pp. 8vo (23 x 15 cm), modern marbled wrappers. Very good.

First edition (29th Congress, 2nd Session, Senate Document 4). Haferkorn, p 32.

The earliest report of the casualties at Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma. The lists enumerate each soldier by name, age, occupation, rank, trade, birth place, etc. Numerous soldiers were born overseas. The original report was dated August 22, 1846, by the Adjutant General’s office.

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Auction 24 Abstracts

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