[BUENA VISTA, BATTLE OF]. CURRIER, Nathaniel (publisher). The Gallant Charge of the Kentucky Cavalry under Col. Marshall, at the Battle of Buena Vista, Febr. 23d. 1847. [along bottom] Lith. & Pub. By N. Currier. Entered According to Act of Congress in the Year 1847 by N. Currier, in the Clerk’s Office of the District Court of the Southern District of N.Y. 152 Nassau St. Cor. of Spruce N.Y. [at bottom] 454. Print: image area: 21.1 x 32.7 cm; overall sheet size: 25.4 x 35.2 cm. Contemporary hand-color. Matted. Moderately browned and with mat burn.
First edition. Currier 2211. Peters, p. 251.
A violent battle scene dominated by two central figures, one a U.S. cavalryman who restrains a Mexican’s arm as the latter tries to strike him. The rest of the scene is a total melee between U.S. cavalry and Mexican lancers. In the foreground, a Mexican flag lies in the dirt.
Humphrey Marshall (1812-1872) was a Kentucky politician, soldier, and West Point graduate. Afterwards, he served in the Confederate army during the Civil War.