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Defeated by Thirst and Hunger


[BUENA VISTA, BATTLE OF]. ADAME, Ramón. Ramon Adame, Gobernador del Estado de San Luis Potosi, a sus habitantes. San Luis Potosí: Imprenta del Estado en Palacio, á cargo de Ventura Carrillo, 1847. Dated in type February 23, 1847, and February 27, 1847. Broadside in two columns: 31 x 21 cm. Very fine. On embossed paper.

First edition. Eberstadt 10. Harper 12:276.

This is probably the first announcement of the defeat at Buena Vista. An omnibus publication issued by Ramón Adame consisting of Santa-Anna’s brief report of the Battle of Buena Vista, supplemental reports Adame has received, and a concluding address by Adame. Santa-Anna states in his report that he had to abandon the field because he had no food or supplies: “pues no nos ha quedado ni una galleta, ni un solo grano de arroz.... Hemos luchado con el hambre y la sed por mas de cuarenta horas.” He reports two thousand American dead on the field. Adame appends his own comments on the progress of the war, claiming Mexican victories under Santa-Anna and says the army “ha recobrado el honor nacional ultrajado en la Resaca y Monterey.”


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