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180. [MAP]. EATON, J. H. 3 maps of
Mexican-American War operations on Texas soil, lithographed
on one large folding sheet measuring 30.2 x 75 cm (11-7/8 x
29-1/2 inches): (1) Sketch of the Battle Ground at Palo
Alto Texas. May 8th. 1846...16 x 23 cm; (2)
Sketch of the Battle Ground at Resaca de la Palma Texas
May 9th. 1846... (3) Sketch of the Main
Road from Fort Brown to Point Isabel, showing the Battle
Ground of the 8th and 9th May
1846.... Washington, 1846. Fine.
This map sheet is found in the following government document: Reports from General Taylor. Message from the President...Transmitting Official Reports.... Washington: HRR209, 1846 (37 pp. 8vo, disbound). Within the text is a fourth engraved map of the engagement near Matamoros. The report contains detailed battle reports of Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma and the bombardment of the fort opposite Matamoros. Garrett, The Mexican-American War, pp. 416-17. Tutorow 1674. The four maps are highly detailed and very important. The two battles depicted on these maps were the first engagements of the war that eventually added New Mexico, Arizona, California, and portions of other Western states to U.S. territory.