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Santa-Anna Loses His Leg


[CERRO GORDO, BATTLE OF]. HUSTED, T.S.(publisher). Flight of Santa Anna on a Mule. At the Battle of Cerro Gordo. April 17, 1847. Santa Anna well can write, Better far than he can fight, Boasts of Dying yet the Sinner, Runs away, and Leaves His Dinner. Consid’rate still while Turning Tail, To Make all Sure, He Gives Leg Bail. [at bottom] Butler’s Lith. 17, Ann St. Publ. by T. L. Husted & Co. 97, Nassau St. N.Y. [1847]. Print: image area: 20.2 x 32 cm. Contemporary hand color. Moderately spotted and stained. Contemporary wood frame. Not examined outside of the frame. Very good.

First edition.

A dramatic scene at the end of the battle as Santa-Anna’s coach is captured and he flees on a mule, trampling one of his own officers in the process. U.S. forces sweep to victory in the background.


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