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Change of Command in Puebla



[BRAVO, NICOLÁS]. GUTIÉRREZ, José Ignacio. ALs to Cosme Furlong. 2 pages on a bifolium on Ministerio de Guerra y Marina letterhead, April 14, 1847. Folio (31.5 x 21 cm). Creased where formerly folded and slightly wrinkled, minor chip at upper left corner. Otherwise, very good.

A two-part letter. The first reproduces Santa-Anna’s flattering appointment of Bravo as commander of the state of Puebla. The second part announces that Furlong has been appointed second corporal of the general command so that he may assist Bravo after Furlong gave up being commander at Puebla. An important letter documenting a vital military transition at Puebla, which later surrendered without firing a shot.

Bravo (1786-1854) was an important Mexican military officer during the war and once served as President.


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