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[CASUALTY LIST]. UNITED STATES. ARMY. Return of Killed, Wounded and Missing of the Army under the Immediate Command of Maj. General Winfield Scott, on the Nineteenth and Twentieth of August, 1847 [caption title]. N.p., n.d. [Mexico City?, 1847?]. [1] 2-37 [1, verso blank] pp. 8vo (22.5 x 14 cm), stitched. Last leaf with a few small holes (no loss of text), two leaves loose. Overall a very fine copy in basically original condition of a rare survival. With contemporary ink signature of Captain J.R. Truman AGN (Adjutant General). Preserved in a modern cloth case.

First edition. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 126.

This is probably the first official printing of casualties from the battles. Includes casualties at Contreras and Churubusco (pp. [1]-14), El Molino del Rey on September 8, 1847 (pp. 15-25), and casualties for Chapultepec and Mexico City, September 13 and 14, 1847 (pp. 26-37). The records are often quite detailed, even revealing the exact nature of wounds. As appalling as these casualty lists may be, Mexican losses were far greater.


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