[ARTILLERY]. The Philadelphia Grays’ Collection of Official Reports of Brigadier-General George Cadwalader’s Services during the Campaign of 1847 in Mexico. Philadelphia: T.E. and P.G. Collins, Printers, 1848. [1-3] 4-63 [1, blank]. 8vo (21.2 x 14 cm), modern tan quarter leather over marbled boards, raised bands, gilt-lettered spine. First two leaves slightly chipped, friable, and with library markings, title page with small repair, scattered light foxing. Overall good.
First edition, printed only for unit members and friends. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 179. Haferkorn, p. 49. Sabin 9835.
The Grays served with Scott, and this text includes documents covering the battles of National Bridge, Contreras, Churubusco, El Molino del Rey, Chapultpec, and San Cosme Gate, in all of which “General Cadwalader actively participated” (p. 6). The text is a combination of Cadwalader’s reports and those of others, such as Scott. The Grays were an artillery company.
Calwalader (1806-1879) was a native Philadelphian from a prominent family. The Grays joined Scott inland. He also fought in the Civil War.